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Oct. 1, shall sell my tickets, 15 pairs of pants pressed for 
$1.60. Term and year work at special prices that will 
astonish. Good, sober and reliable work. You may pay 
more, but It won't be any better. 


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NO. 1 

Published Fortnightly by Students of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Students and Alumni are requested to contribute. Communications should be addressed. Collecs Signal. Amherst, Mass. Thb Signal will be 
sent to all subscribers until its discontinuance is ordered and arrears are paid. Subscribers who do not receive their paper regularly are requested to 

notify the Business Manager. 


ADDISON TYLER HASTINGS, JR., 1906. Editor-in Chief. 

RALPH WARE PEAKES.I906, Business Manager. 

EDWIN DANIELS PHILBRICK, 1907, Assistant Business Manager. 
CHARLES WALTER CARPENTER, 1906, Department Notes. EDWIN HOBART SCOTT. 1906 Intercollegiate 

STANLEY SAWYER ROGERS. 1906, College Notes. ARTHUR WILLIAM HIGGINS, 1907, Alumni Notes 



Tarma, »1.00 per gear In adcancs. Single Copt—, IQc. P ostage outside of United States and Canada, tSe. extra. 

Y. M. C A. 

Foot- Bali Association, 
College Senate. 
Readir.g-Room Association, 


L. H. Moseley, Pres. Athletic Association, 

R. W. Peakes, Manager. 
R. W. Peaks, Pres. 
J. E. Martin, Sec. 
Basket-ball Association, A 

Base- Ball Association. 
Nineteen Hundred and Seven Index. 
Fraternity Conference. 
T. Hastings, Manager. 

Prof. S. F. Howard, Sec. 

F. L. Cutter. Manager. 

M. H. Clark. Manager. 

A. T. Hastings. Pres. 

Entered as second-class matter, Post Office at Amherst. 


Once again we are all together, refreshed by a 
long rest from studies and ready to plunge into all our 
work with our utmost zeal and strength. Several 
changes have occurred about college during the 
summer. The new horticultural building is beginning 
to assume proportions, the insectary has been enlarged 
so as to accommodate more students and many 
minor details such as improvements in the college 
walks and a new floor on the veranda of north college 
are noticed. The entire college heard with regret 
of the death of one whom we loved as one of us, 
Daniel Hart Enderton. His many kind and unselfish 
acts, his willingness to do everything in his power for 
the comfort of the students, and his quaint but 
beautiful character had endeared him to us all. 

There has been some changes in the faculty. 
Professor Brooks will continue to act as president 
until the trustees can fill the place. George N. 


Holcomb will teach political economy and constitu- 
tional history in the absence of Prof. C. S. Walker, 
who is on a year's leave of absence. Prof. Holcomb 
is a graduate of Trinity and has also studied in the 
University of Pennsylvania. Prof. H. P. Gallinger 
of Amherst college will teach the classes In history 
which were formerly taught by President Goodell, 
M. A. Blake, 1904, will Instruct in horticulture in 
place of Geo. O. Greene, resigned. Mr. Blake has 
been instructor in the Rhode Island state college. 
O. V. Osmun, 1904, will teach botany In place of H. 
J. Franklin, resigned. Mr. Franklin will again take 
up his studies as a post-graduate student. Walter B. 
Hatch, 1905, will teach free hand drawing and 
Sidney B. Haskell, 1904, has been appointed instruc- 
tor in agriculture and assistant in laboratory work. 

With the opening of the college year and the 
issueing of the college paper for the first time, comes 
the inevitable word of advice to the freshmen. At 
the best it is apt to be a repetition, but why shouldn't 
it be? Are the present freshmen any wiser or less 



green than those who have gone before? As yet they 
have showed no such tendencies. Freshmen are 
apt to think that their lot is hard, to scoff at what 
they term the overbearing of the upper classmen and 
to tremble at the tyranny of the sophomores who 
give them the best of character making treatment, 
which, however, is seldom appreciated at the time. 
If any freshmar thinks that he is not getting the atten- 
tion he deserves or that his talents are not recognized 
just let him remember that who he is, or what he can 
do, are unknown quantities. In this institution a 
man stands on his merits alone, neither money, 
"pull" or ancestors make the man here. Massa 
chusetts' men stand on their own merits and if you 
want to be classed as one show us what you can do. 
We do not refer to any spectacular display of your 
talents but we do mean that you do your duty to self, 
class and college and in so doing your position in 
college will be established. This is probably your 
last chance for further education so it behooves you 
to do it well. On what you get here largely depends 
your earning capacity in the future and your position 
In life. Some who have gone out before have 
become famous in their lines of work, others have 
sunk into oblivion, it Is up to you to which class you 
will belong. Now is your time to start life anew, 
profiting by the mistakes of the past, full of renewed 
ambitions and desires, plunge into the work of the 
college with all your might. Show us that you have 
• real Interest in the college, take an active part In 
ts actions, work for its welfare and before you 
realize It you will feel that you are one of us and that 
Massachusetts is your college. 

Athletic No*„. 


The Y. M. C. A. reception will be held somewhat 
later this year than usual. It will probably be held 
on the evening of Friday, Cct. 13. Prayer meetings 
will be held as usual this year on Thursday evenings 
at seven o'clock. The attendance at some of these 
meetings last year was discouraging and an attempt 
will be made this year to make them more lively and 
Interesting Several interesting speakers from near- 
by city Y. M. C- A.'s have consented to help us out 
At present one Instructor is conducting an evenine 
recitation on the regular Y. M. C. A. prayer-meeting 
hour. It is hoped that this matter will be adjusted 
and everyone will have an opportunity to attend the 


We were very much pleased this year to see .the 
large Freshmen class bring in such an abundance of 
football material. While It may seem to many that 
it happened by chance, others know that our college 
has taken such a decisive stand in athletics during 
the last three or four years that It really is attracting 
athletics in New England. 

We have the material this year and we have a 
most excellent coach. Now we are going to try to 
turn out one of the best teams that we have ever had 
Having a squad of more than forty men composed 
almost entirely of new material, means that we have 
hard work cut out for us. There must be hard work 
by every individual player if he wishes to land his 
position : and more than all, it means hard work for 
the coach to develop a team from so much raw 
material having to teach each man his respective 

We all have a very important duty to perform. 
We must have a good team this year and we must 
have your assistance ; it matters not whether you are 
bucking the line or standing on the sides lines cheer- 
ing. But whatever you do don't get In the way. 
Don't stand around the team so closely that the coach 
has to ask you to move before a play can be made. 
You will be of great assistance to the. team if you will 
observe these simple things and give your hearty sup- 
port at all times. We have faith in our coach and 
in the men who enter our college and we believe with 
the spirit of our college behind us we can turn out a 
team capable of holding up the standard of previous 

Captain Craighead. 

Holy Cross, 17 ; M. A. C, 0. 

The opening game of the season resulted in victory 
to Holy Cross on the afternoon of September 25th 
at Worcester. With only three days of pratice the 
M. A. C. men started in seriously crippled but fought 
during the entire game with all of the noted Massa- 
chusetts' grit. The game opened with Philbrick 
kicking to Rudderham who returned the ball 30 


>rds. By a series of line plunges the ball was 
fought into M. A. C's territory. Two runs around 
right end by Hetherman and by line plunges by Riley, 
the bail was brought to the three yard line Carney 
hurdled for a touchdown, the goal being kicked by 
him just as time was called. 

I n tne second half several substitutes were tried by 
Holy Cross. A costly fumble after the kick-off gave 
the Worcester eleven the ball. After a steady 
advance down the field and a brilliant 25-yard end 
run by Riley, Rudderham was forced through the 
*nter for a touchdown, after eight minutes of play. 
§rnes failed at the kick for goal. Philbrick kicked 

tto Rudderham, who returned the ball to the 30- 
d line. A fine 35-yard run by Riley around left 
end and several line plays brought the ball to the 10- 
yard line. M. A. C. secured the ball on a fumble 
and for a time made an excellent showing, forcing the 
ball back to nearly the center of the field, where It 
was lost on downs. Brilliant line hurdling by Gilli- 
gin. who had succeeded Mahoney at fullback, and 
i runs by Hetherman and Riley brought the ball to 

»A. C's four-yard line. Gllligan then hurdled the 
for a touchdown. Carney kicked the goal. On 
last kick off M. A. C. gained the ball on a fumble, 
I after a slight gain, lost on downs as time was 
Hed. For M. A. C. Philbrick, Taft and Cobb 
fed excellently. Riley, Giiligan, Carney and Capt 
mers proved shining stars for Holy Cross. The 

up : - 

[y cross. 

nor, I. c. 
frigan, OToole. I. t. 

ey. I. g. 
h. Cahill. c. 

'tti, r. g. 

arthy, Naughton. r. t. 

derham, Scaulon, r. e. 

(well, Geary, q. b. 

|y. McDonough, r. h. b. 

lerman, I. h. b. 

oney, Giiligan, f. b. 

M. A. C. 

r. e., Warner 

r. ».. Craighead 

;.. Johnson, Anderson 

c. Cutter 

I. g.. Carey 

I. t., Summers 

I. e.. Barry 

q. b., Cobb 

1. h. b., Brown 

r. h. D.. Taft, Peters 

i. b. Philbrick 

core:-Holy Cross 17. Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
0. Touchdowns-Carney. Rudderham, Giiligan 
lis from touchdowns-Carney 2, Refree-j, D. Delaney 
Worcester. Umpire-James C. Donnelly of Worcester 
Ismen-Hogarty of HoI y Cross and Prue of Amherst 
■es-J. Qumn of Holy Cross, Glllett of Amherst. Time 

ilnute halves. 

Dartmouth, 18; M. A. C, 0. 
Our annual game with Dartmouth, played In Han- 
over, N. H. on the afternoon of Sept. 30, resulted in 
a victory of 18 toO for the home team. Our team 
deserves tne highest credit in being able to hold such 
a powerful aggregation of football material as the 
Dartmouth team down to so small a score. All 
through the game Dartmouth had to work for every 
inch of ground she gained and the way In which our 
men played both in defensive and offensive, won the 
praise of the Dartmouth men. One of the Dart- 
mouth players said that we had the strongest line we 
ever had. This trip to Dartmouth is one of the best 
of our trips as the team always received kind and 
courteous treatment. The college owes Dartmouth 
manyjhanks for their unselfish devotion in entertain 
ing our students whenever they are in Hanover. 
Following is an account of the game as given in the 
Boston Globe : 

Hanover, N. H., Sept. 30— Dartmouth defeated 
Massachusetts state college here today, 18 to 0. 
The latter had a light team and kept practically the 
same eleven In the whole game, yet Dartmouth had 
the hardest kind of work to get two touchdowns in the 
first half and the third, made at the end of the second 
half, was won by Swazey after a 72-yard sprint down 
the field. Dartmouth was penalized repeatedly for 
being off side, and lost territory on fumbles several 

Gage kicked off to Taft on his five-yard line, who 
ran the ball in 25 yards and was tackled by Beckett. 
Philbrick and Taft were unable to gain their distance, 
and Cobb punted to Main on Dar/mouth's 45-yard 
line, who ran the ball over the center line. A 15- 
yard run by Herr and shorter gains through Massa- 
chusetts' tackles brought the ball to Massachusetts' 
15-yard line, from where Herr and Rich took it over, 
Main kicking the goal. 

After Cobb had kicked off to Herr, who brought 
the ball to Massachusetts' 53-yard line, Dartmouth 
by short gains got down to her opponent's two-yard 
line, where Rich fumbled. Massachusetts then 
punted to Main, who ran the ball in 15 yards and was 
downed by Barry. Greenwood went in for Rich and 
scored the second touchdown, Main kicking the goal. 

In the second half, Massachusetts ripped up Dart 
mouth's line and did good work on the defence. 



Blatherwick made a 30-yard gain by running and 
being pulled along, and Swazey, who was too fast for 
his interference, made 72 yards for a touchdown. It 
was the only brilliant spot in the whole game. 

Several new men were put in now, Foster for 
Swazey, Chase for Dillingham and a new backfield. 
The new men were unable, however, to do damage to 
their opponent's line. Rix, Greenwood and Main did 
good work for Dartmouth in the backfield and Cobb 
and Crosby for Massachusetts. 

The summary : 


Dreyfus, Swazey, Foster, 1. e. 

Bankart, 1. t. 

McDonald. Thayer, 1. g. 

Dillingham, Chase, c. 

Gage, M. Smith, r. g. 

Laing, Gage, r. t. 

Beckett, Stearns, r. e. 

Glaze, McDevitt. Mitchell, q. b. 

Main, J. Smith, Blatherwick, I. h. b 

Herr, Rix, Coburn. r. h. b. 

Rich, Greenwood, Wells, f. b. 

Score— Dartmouth 18, Massachusetts 0. Touchdowns- 
Rich. Greenwood, Swazey. Goals from touchdowns — 
Main 2, Blatherwick. Umpire— Barton. Referee— Lillard. 
Linesmen— Clough and Gillette. Time— 15 m. halves. 


r. e., Peters, Treat 

r. t., Craighead 

r. g., Willis 

c, Cutter 

1. g,, Johnson 

1. t., Summers 

1. e., Barry 

q. b., Cobb 

r. h. b., Taft 

1. h. b., Philbrick 

f. b,, Crosby, Brown 

Colleg? flot?s- 

— Professor Waugh has been ill with the grip but 
is Improving. 

—The class bed which was made last spring by the 
graduating class is in good order still. 

— Professor Cooley and Wellington, '06, have 
been acting as official judges at the Barre fair. 

— Eighty-three freshmen have registered and 
the prospect for a large per cent remaining is good. 

— The Experiment Stations were inspected last 
Wednesday by a committee of men sent by the 

— Chadwick, '07, has been to Boston in behalf of 
the '07 Index. The Index is well under way and an 
excellent book is anticipated. 

— The freshmen are progressing well with the 
preliminary exercises and it is expected that they 
will drill with rifles before long. 

-At the Junior reception of the Rhode Island 

— Rogers, 06, has been spending a few davs. _n u , . lU , ~ __ ., 

v 5 ; MWge held on the evening of Sept. 20, Maurice A. 

Boston where he went on business. „.,„ .. A ~ lf , . , .. 

Jlake. M. A. C, 1904, who was first assistant horti- 

— Prof Babson met his classes for the first tiiulturist and in charge of athletics at the college 
last Monday. He has been spending his summer luring the past year, was presented with a beautiful 
Germany studying the German language. ilver cup bearing the following inscription: "Pre- 

— Major John Anderson is the head officer at ented to Maurice A - Blake by the students of R. I. 
Recruiting station at New Haven, Conn. He s /' ** a token of their a PP rec 'ation of his enthusiastic 
his work consists of keeping Connecticut where Lnd W sacrificin g efforts in the behalf of successful 
belongs. ithlMcs of this college." Mr. Blake is to be com- 

, „ illrAted on his success as a teacher and also on his 

-Scott and French, '06, have returned to colley^ as an atnletic supervisor and trainer 

They were delayed upon coming back on account ^ 

their summer work which was on a large farm THE NEW RUSH. 

efSey ' One of the oldest college customs received its 

— The new horticultural building is being erec:l««th blow this year when the College Senate after 
very rapidly. The work was stopped for a consicnuch deliberation decided to abolish the campus 
able length of time this summer on account of ush - A cane, or perhaps better, a pole rush has 
shortage of material. It is expected, however, >>«en substituted. According to the rules, each class 
the work will be completed within the limits of in «* UP at opposite ends of the campus and at an 
contract. :qual distance from a stake planted in the ground. 

-During the summer the college barns have b >* a * iven signal, each class rushes for the pole and 
painted. The chapel is also being repaired nece 1 "" 8 Sta,ed interval the number of hands upon it 

tating the stopping of the clock. As soon as rep** * unted and a decis,on is ? iven to the class hav " 

ng the larger number of hands upon It, in proportion 
o the number present from each class. 
This year the sophomores won by a decisive margin 
broke the small bone in his artf i |to 20. The opposing classes lined up opposite 

out, it is by no means true that underhanded and dirty 
work has been done away with. Even the casual 
observer must have noticed that much of the old-time 
roughness remains yet. We have heard that some 
of the powers higher up were not at all pleased with 
the rush. Whether or not this is so, it must be 
admitted that to the unsophisticated freshmen all this 
work is decidedly strenuous and under these circum- 
stances victory for the sophomores is aimost certain. 
These facts are apparently responsible for the lack of 
interest displayed by the students immediately after 
the rush was over. The results would seem to show 
that class rushes, here at Massachusetts, under fixed 
rules are not regarded favorably by the undergrad- 
uates. But the real sentiment of the college can 
only be learned by the repetition of the rush In future 
years. The Senate should be congratulated for its 
moral courage in making such a striking change in 
college customs. 

As soon 

upon the steeple are finished the clock will be repa; 
and set going. 

while practicing football on the campus. He 
playing fullback and was blocked in such a mar. 
that he snapped his leg. Dr. Lull, who is 
cousin and who was near by, set the bone. 

—At a meeting of the Fraternity Conference I 
recently the following officers were elected for 
coming year : President, A. T. Hastings, Q. T. 
vice-president, G. Talbot French, * 2 K; secre 
and treasurer, Wayland Chase, C. S. C. Her 
Suhlke, K. 2., was chosen chairman of the infor 

ther and 55 yards distant from an eight-sided 

ix feet tall and three and one-half inches thick, 

was placed in the middle of the campus. At 

nal both classes rushed for the pole. K. E. 

1908, was the first man to reach it. For 

inutes the classes struggled and then the num- 

hands were counted, as soon as the Senate 

extricate the contestants, with the result 

mentioned. The class of 1908 marched off 

mpus In fine spirits and in contrast to the 

fcized freshmen. The class of 1909 can dis- 

CLASS OF 1909. 
Alger, P. E., 28 North Pleasant, Somerville 

Bardwell, F. R., John Walsh's, North Brookfield 
Bamer, B. F. Jr., John Nash's, Haverhill 

Bartholomew, Miss, Dining Hall, Melrose Highlands 

-The many friends of Raymond A. Qulgley. \ ** *™™ % duHng the year owin * t0 this 

A. C. 1904, who is in his second year at H Prmr ,, .. ,. 

Medical college, were glad to hear of his sue* al ,vT t s L th "" T T ^ 

a Harvard quarterback. Recently the toXTSZ' I ^ & u ^^ ""* ° f 

second team with Quigley as quarterback defe* |;:/ bil " Y °" ' V the Col,e * e Senate 

the varsity team and on Saturday last Quigley » ? UnCCrta,nty preVaUed Un,il the last 
put in during the second half of Harvard's game 1 W^ a ™« , the f rt ' CipantS ; Whi,e ■ ls a 
Williams. B "^J a t the old-fashioned -slugging" has been cut 

Bartlett, O. C, Thompson House, 
Bean, T. W., 82 Pleasant, 
Beebe, J. C, E. N. Dickinson's, 
Bent, G. F., 77 Pleasant, 
Briggs, O. B., 112 Pleasant, 
Brown, E. H., Reilly's, 
Brown, G. M., 5 Fearing, 
Burke, E. J., 2 South College, 
Caffrey, D. J., 3 Fearing, 
Cardin, P. G., 66 Pleasant, 
Chase, E. I., 82 Pleasant, 
Codding, G. M., 77 Pleasant, 
Coleman, L. N., 23 North College, 
Cook, W. A., 116 Pleasant, 
Corbett, L. S., 27 North College, 
Cox, L. C, 15 South College, 
Cox, A. E. , 6 Nutting Ave., 
Cromyn, T., 96 Pleasant, 
Crosby, H. P., 9 Fearing, 
Crossman, S. S., 10 North College, 
Curran, D. A., 43 Triangle, 
Cutler, H., 11 North College, 

Hadley Falls 
Artemlsa, Cuba 
Jamaica Plains 






Eddy, R. S., 116 Pleasant, 
French, H. W., 2 McClellan 
Fulton, G. R.. 3 Fearing, 
Geer, M. F. , Thompson House, 
Geer, W. E., Thompson House, 
Handy, L. M., 96 Pleasant, 
Hathaway, E. F., 87 Pleasant, 
Hayward, W. W., Goldberg's, 
Hlbbard, M. J., Home, 
Hlilman, A. J., 82 Pleasant. 
Hubbard, A. W., 8 North College. 
Ide, W. L., 112 Pleasant, 
Jeu, Huan, Mr. Fearing's, 
Kenney, W. J., 5 East Pleasant, 
Knight, H. O., Hatch Barn, 








North Hadley 







Lambert, M. W., 7 No. College, Staten Island, N.Y. 
Linblad, R. C, 5 McClellan, North Grafton, N. Y. 
Learned, W. H., 82 Pleasant, Florence 

Lull, R. D., 9 Fearing, Windsor, Vt. 

Lyman, A. D., Forristall's, Springfield 

Maps, C. H., 77 Pleasant, Long Branch, N. J. 

Martin, N. L.. 116 Pleasant, Sharon 

Monahan, J. V., Goldberg's, So. Framingham 

Neale, H. J., 16 Pleasant, Worcester 

Noble, H. G., 5 East Pleasant, Springfield 

Noyes, J., 27 North College, Roslindaie 

Oliver, J. T., Professor Mills', Dorchester 

Paddock, C. H., 9 Fearing, West Claremont 

Parsons, E. R. , 9 Fearing, Lenox 

Pearce, H. D., 12 North College. Worcester 

Phelps, H. D., 97 Pleasant, Springfield 

Potter, R., 26 North College, Concord 

Putnam, C. S., Dickinson's, Jefferson 

Randolph, Miss L. A., Belchertown 

Richardson, G. T., 82 Pleasant, Middleboro 

Sexton, G. F. Worcester 

Shamiae, G. N., Amherst House. 
Smith, A. H., 7 North College, Nyack, N. Y. 

Smulyan, M. S., II North College, New York, N. Y. 
Stewart, E. S., 14 North College, Royalston 

Strong, A. L., 31 North College, Colchester, Conn. 
Sweet. C. 96 Pleasant, Worcester 

Thompson. M. W. , 97 Pleasant, Halifax 

Thompson, J. B., 25 North College, Monterey 

Trainor, Worcester 

Treat, C. E,, 5 East Pleasant , Chelsea 

Tucker, H. W., 9 Fearing, Waterbury, Conn. 

Turner, H. W., 56 Pleasant, 
Wadsworth, R. E., 9 Fearing. 
Warner, F. C, 8 North College, 
Webb, C. R., 56 Pleasant, 
Whelpley, W. M., 116 Pleasant, 

Trinidad, Cuba 





White, C. H., 82 North Pleasant, Providence, R. I 
Willis, L. G., 10 North College, Melrose Highland- 
Wilson, F. H., 31 North College, Naharv 


The annual senior promenade was held at 10. 3 f 
Tuesday evening June 20 in the drill hall. The hal 
was made into a veritable fairyland by bunting, palm: 
and potted plants, evergreen and electric lights an: 
cozy corners. The roof of the building was almos' 
completely hidden by streamers of white and ligtv 
blue bunting, which were dropped from the walls t: 
meet in two festoons in the center of the hall. Th: 
walls were banked in evergreen, with electric light; 
interspersed throughout. Lights thus peeping ou 
from amid the evergreen added much to the beaut 
of the scene. Along the west wall of the building 
with the evergreen for a background, was placed ir 
large letters and numbers "Massachusetts. 1905. 
At the south end of the hall, underneath the balcony 
were four large booths, with corner seats heaped hig- 
with sofa pillows. A large net hung at the north em 
of the hall, covered with evergreen and bunting. A 
the middle of the net was an archway giving entrant 
to a large alcove where were corner seats and eas; 
chairs. The roof here was hidden by red, white ant 
blue bunting. 

The patronesses were seated at the northwest cor 
ner of the hall, and were as follows : Mrs. W. P 
Brooks, Mrs. Charles Wellington, Mrs. G. E. Stone 
Mrs. F. S. Cooley, Mrs. W. N. Swain, Mrs. J. E 
Whitaker. The Springfield orchestral club furnishe: 
music, and was seated on a raised platform in th; 
northeast corner. The program contained 24 dances 
The committee in charge was as follows : Chairman 
A. D. Taylor; G. H. Allen, H. D. Crosby, Miss E 
C. Cushman, J. J. Gardner, T. F. Hunt, C. W 
Lewis. Miss M. L. Sanborn, W. M. Sears, A. N 
Swain, C. L. Whitaker. P. F. Williams. Brown 1 
Amherst catered. 

Among those present were : A. T. Taylor and Mis 
Lee of Mount Holyoke, Henri Haskins and Mrs 


askinsof Amherst, L. S. Walker and Miss Bates of 
mherst, E. F. Gaskell and Miss F. Jones of New 
Banaan, Conn., L. W. Chapman and Miss Stevens 
Of Fitchburg, H. D. Crosby and Miss Ephlin of Law- 
fence. C. S. Holcomb and Miss Holcomb of Tariff- 
le, Conn., Joseph Cook and Miss Beers of North- 
Id, W. A. Munson and Miss Livers of Radcllffe, 
H. Chadwick and Miss S. Livers of Amherst, 
J. Reilly and Mrs. Rellly of Amherst, H. M. 
Russell and Miss Cobb of Amherst, L. H. Moseley 
id Miss Russell of Bridgeport, Conn., F. L. Yeaw 
Miss Smith of Smith, A. N. Swain and Miss 
ain of Smith, J. F. Lyman and Miss Stiles of 
ringfield, W. M. Sears and Miss Tayior of Amherst. 
N. Willis and Miss Cathcart of Waltham, C. L. 
hitaker and Miss Dodge of Smith, E. A. Back and 
jiss Cushman of Amherst, H. D. Newton and Miss 
vis of Smith, C. H. Chadwick and Miss Chad- 
kof Cochituate, E. W. Newhall, Jr. and Miss 
lers of Smith, C. F. Elwood and Miss Newhall of 
,n Francisco, Cal.. G. W. Patch and Miss Cath- 
■rt of Waltham, R. L. Adams and Miss Mitchell of 
Smith. E. P. Mudge and Miss Mudge of Swamp- 
■Cott. Dr. Collins of Northampton and Miss Proulx 
of Hatfield, J. A. Hyslop and Miss Jones of South 
Pramingham, Frank Shaw and Miss Rogers of Bos- 
ton. J. J Gardner and Miss Magee of Amherst, G. J. 
Jones and Miss Cowls of Burnham's, G. H. Allen 
and Miss Barker of Smith, W. Taft and Miss San- 
born of Massachusetts agricultural college, E. D. 
^ilbrick and Miss Sprinney of Somervilie, George 
rrus and Miss Barrus of Goshen. 

Co. A. 
Herman A. Suhlke, Captain. 
Fry C. Pray, 1st Lieutenant. 
Benjamin Strain, 2nd Lieutenant. 
William O. Taft, 1st Seargent. 
Walter E. Dickinson, 2nd Seargent. 
Frances D. Wholley, 3rd Seargent. 
Edwin D. Phllbrick, 4th Seargent. 
Clifton H. Chadwick, 5th Seargent. 
Charles A. Tirrell, Corporal. 
Henry T. Pierce, Corporal. 
Harry M. Russell, Corporal. 
Harold E. Alley, Corporal. 

Co. B. 
George T. French, Captain. 
Daniel H. Carey, 1st Lieutenant. 
James E. Martin, 2nd Lieutenant. 
A. H. M. Wood. 1st Seargent. 
Fred C. Peters, 2nd Seargent. 
Wayland F. Chase, 3nd Seargent. 
John N. Summers, 4th Seargent. 
Edwin F. Gaskell, 5th Seargent. 
Richard Wellington, Corporal. 
Edwin H. Scott, Corporal. 
John T. Caruthers, Corporal. 
Arthur W. Hall, Jr., Corporal. 


1905 — 06. 

rence E. Hood to be adjutant with the rank of 1st 

Idison T. Hastings to be quartermaster with the 
rank of 1st Lieut. 

■ Warren Sleeper. Office Clerk. 


Stanley S. Rogers, Chief Musician with the rank of 

1st Lieut. 
Ralph W. Peakes, 1st Seargent. 

is H. Moseley, 2nd Seargent. 

rett P. Mudge. Corporal. 

k H. Kennedy, Corporal. 


(Biographical Sketch prepared byC. S. Plumb, '82.) 
Massachusetts is not an agricultural state, but not- 
withstanding this, her entire history has been that of a 
commonwealth which has always contributed to the 
agricultural uplift of the nation. This has been done 
in various ways, not the least Important of which has 
been the work of many of her sons as agricultural lead- 
ers and educators. Henry Elijah Alvord was num- 
bered among these. Born In Greenfield on March 
1 1 , 1844, he lived to become a distinguished citizen 
and to serve his country and state well. As a former 
member of the faculty of the Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural college, It is eminently fitting that testimonial 
should here be paid to his worth. 

Young Alvord received an education in the public 
schools of Greenfield, graduating from the high school. 
From here he entered the Norwich military university 
in Vermont, where he was a senior student when the 





war broke out. Enlisting in the so-called ' 'student regi- 
ment," raised by Gov. Sprague of Rhode Island, he 
served in this for ninety days, when he re-enlisted in 
the 2d Massachusetts cavalry. He took part in the 
peninsula campaign and saw much fighting, taking 
part in all of Sheridan's battles. Beginning as a 
private he was mustered out in 1866 as major. This 
same year he was appointed a captain in the regular 
army and saw much duty in the west as captain in the 
10th regiment, made up of colored troops. In 1872 
he resigned from the army to become administrator 
of his father's estate, who before his death had pur- 
chased lands in Virginia. 

Upon his retirement from the army, Maj. Alvord 
became identified with agricultural education. He 
first became interested in farm improvement in the 
development of the home estate, and from the early 
seventies, for over thirty years, took an active part in 
agricultural education, especially dairying and its allied 

For a time Maj. Alvord taught military science and 
tactics, being the first army officer detailed to the M. 
A. C.| where he served from 1869 to 1871. During 
this time he was also detailed as a special Indian 

From 1881 to 1885 he acted as manager of 
Houghton farm at Mountainville, N. Y., where Mr. 
Lawson Valentine attempted to establish what he 
termed the Rothamstedof America. Houghton farm 
did not succeed, and Maj. Alvord resigned, and in 
1885 was made professor of agriculture at M. A. C, 
which position he held for two years, resigning to 
become president of the Maryland Agricultural college 
and the director of the experiment station. This 
position he held until 1892, doing considerable import- 
ant pioneer work at that college. In 1893 he went 
to Oklahoma, and for a year or so served as president 
of the agricultural college in that territory. Along in 
this period he also rendered some service at the New 
Hampshire Agricultural and Mechanical college. 

In 1895 Maj. Alvord was invited to Washington to 
organize and establish a dairy division in the burean 
of animal industry of the United States department of 
agriculture, which position he held at the time of his 

During the last twenty years of his life, Maj. Alvord 
was a familiar figure at national and state conventions 
of dairymen and agricultural educators. In 1882 he 
became a member of the society for the promotion of 
agricultural science, In 1884 served as its president, 
and always took an active interest in its affairs. For 

many years he was one of the most Important attend- 
ants at the annual convention of the association of 
American agricultural colleges and experiment stations. 
As a member of its executive committee for years, 
and one term as its president, he rendered most valua 
ble service in securing much needed congressional 
legislation in behalf of the colleges and stations. He 
knew the methods associated with securing the needed 
help of members of congress as but few did in that 

Maj. Alvord held membership in various other 
associations, notably the American association for the 
advancement of science, the National creamery 
buttermakers' association, the Grand Army of the 
Republic, the Loyal legion, the American Jersey 
cattle club, and some state organizations devoted to 
agriculture. His dignified and kindly presence was a 
familiar one at the annual meetings of these organiza- 
tions, in whose work he took an active interest. He 
was rated, also, as one of the best judges of Jersey 
cattle in this country, and in 1893 was judge of the 
large exhibit of this breed at the Columbian exposition 
at Chicago. 

In recent years Maj. Alvord gave close application 
to promoting dairying, in connection with his work In 
the department of agriculture. In 1900 he had charge 
of the dairy exhibit of this government at the Paris 
exposition, where he also served as a member of the 
jury of awards on dairy products. Later on, he was 
deputized by the department to visit the important 
dairy districts of France, Denmark and some other 
European countries, and report on them to our govern- 
ment, which he did on his return to America. 

Major Alvord was not a prolific writer or investiga 
tor. He was rather an organizer. He contributed to 
Prof. Sheldon's "Dairy Farming," published in Eng 
lang some twenty years ago, Its chapters on American 
dairying. He also prepared a few government reports 
and station bulletins, these dealing mainly with dairy 
subjects. He also on various occasions delivered 
forceful addresses before agricultural and dairy asso 
ciatlons, and for many years was a welcome guest o! 
the Massachusetts state board of agriculture at its 
meetings, which he more than once addressed. 

While attending the Louisiana Purchase exposition 
in September, 1904. Maj. Alvord was suddenly taker 
ill while taking a stroll on "The Pike." He directec 
the securing of an ambulance and was removed to a 
hospital. He did not consider his condition serious 
and a day or so later sent word to Mr. Sudendorf, the 
dairy superintendent of the exposition, that in a fe» 
days he would be over to study the work of the dairy, 
which he was investigating. However, he steadily 
grew worse, and on Oct. 1 died In the hospital, far 
from home, but subject to tender ministrations of the 
hospital staff and Mr. Sudendorf, who was a personal 

While not so well known to the younger generation 
3f M. A. C. men, Major Alvord had a large circle of 
friends intimate with the life of the college. Presi- 
dent Goodell and he were closely associated for many 
fears. In selecting assistants he always gave prefer- 
ence, if possible, to M. A. C. men, and took much 
nterest in their work. Dr. W. E. Stone, '82, was 
Employed at Houghton farm during part of Major 
Uvord's administration, and Mr. C. B. Lane, also an 
A. C. graduate, was long his assistant in the 
department at Washington. Not only did he employ 
raduates of the college, but on more than one 
kccasion threw his influence towards helping other 
graduates to positions of importance. It was the 
writer's privilege to have known Major Alvord for fully 
score of years, and to have received many courtesies 
k"om his hands. He was a man of distinguished pres- 
ence, genial temperament, of firm but modest disposi- 
lon, fine habits, was moderate and thoughtful in 
idress, and numbered a host of friends all over the 
juntry. He did not hesitate to express his convic- 
ts, even though invoking opposition. One example 
this will show a phase of his character. At a great 
»tional buttermakers' convention, In an address he 
ime out against the use of butter color, as an 
iulterant. This position, in which he did not stand 
lone, brought on his head a storm of criticism, but 
in no wise modified his stand. He felt that he 
►as right, and dared to speak where critics he knew 
fould not spare him. 

Major Alvord was married in 1866 to Martha 
|cott Swink of Virginia, who survives him alone, they 
Sver having had children. He also leaves three 
Mothers, one in Massachusetts, another in Rhode 
pand. and a third a professor in Illinois university. 
Major Alvord was a pioneer in agricultural educa- 
)n in America, a member of the company in which 
fockbridge, Goodell, Goessmann, Cook, Kedzie, 
eal, Sturtevant, Johnson and Townshend wor- lead- 
spirits. These men formed the old guard whose 
iks are now being so rapidly depleted. They did 
Ionian's work in their day and trod unbeaten paths 
J make way for the rising generation, trained in the 

tfcdern school. Surely the younger generation 
ould honor them as worthy pioneers in a glorious 

■Says Major. Saxton, in the Army and Navy Regis- 

T: "The epitaph that was placed upon the stone 

fet marks his place of burial in the Green River 

■metery in Greenfield, Mass., after the usual dates 

1 birth and death, were these words of his own 

losing: 'Soldier, Farmer, Teacher.' Surely an 

?ropriate epitaph for one who fulfilled the duties of 

:h position with such rare faithfulness, fidelity and 

lor to himself. "College and Alumni News. 

editor's Notf.— Major Alvord left a large library 

for the college and also $5000 for a scholarship. 
The income of this is to be given yearly to some stu- 
dent pursuing a dairy course in the regular four-years 
course. It is expressly provided that the student 
must neither smoke nor drink Intoxicating liquors. 


Few persons with whom the students of M. A. C. 
have come in contact during their stay in college are 
better known to them than the one whose name 
appears as the head of this sketch. Notwithstanding 
this fact, few or none ever learned his correct name. 
Daniel Hart Enderton was born in England in 1841. 
He died at his home on Hillside avenue, Amherst, 
July 12, 1905. 

His father, Henry Harrington Enderton, was an 
Englishman, and a clergyman of the English church. 
His mother, Martha Hart, was a native of Ireland. 
His parents died when he was only nine years old, 
after which he was taken Into the family of his aunt 
on his mother's side, by whom he was brought up and 
given the name of Daniel Hart. 

This name he accepted, and retained after coming 
to America, and so well had he become known by it 
that few ever knew of his correct one. 

He was married, Aug. 21, I860, to Margaret Ann 
Boyle and to them nine children were born. 

In the sixties he came to this country, coming 
directly to Amherst. At the end of a year his wife 
and six children followed. For one year after arriving 
In Amherst he was employed by Professor Crowell of 
Amherst college. For the next four years he was 
janitor of the public school building at the center after 
which he started a home laundry for the students of 
M. A. C. For a period of thirty-three years he never 
failed to make his two weekly trips to the college. 
Certainly a long period of faithful service, a worthy 
example for those with whom he came so much In 

Shortly after his arrival In this country there was 
great activity in the Reform club movement through- 
out the entire country. He soon became Interested 
in the work, and was one of the most active members 
of the local club. In this connection his example was 
as good as his precept. He was often heard to say, 
with a feeling of just pride born of faithful practice, 
"For thirty years I have lived a strictly temperate 





His associations with the students were of a friendly 
nature, and his example and influence always benefical. 
His remarkable ability to remember names and faces, 
as well as the numerous little Incidents of college life, 
enabled him to call each returning alumnus by name, 
extending cordial greetings, coupled with a bit of per- 
sonal reminiscence. His knowledge of the many 
events of college life, his fund of stories and his 
inimitable way of telling them, together with his 
repartee, made him a great favorite with the students. 
His honesty, frankness and faithfulness made him 
respected and esteemed by all. He will be missed 
by all alumni and former students who have been 
accustomed to meet him upon their return to M. A. 
C. In the future, those returning will not receive the 
cordial welcome they always have in the past from the 
heart and hand of Daniel Hart. 

To the memory of one who exemplified in his dally 
life and conduct the sterling qualities of honesty, 
industry and manfulness, it Is a pleasure to pen this 

brief sketch. 

College and Alumni News. 

Sept. 1905. 



Oct. II, Salisbury's Moving Pictures. 
14, "Cousin Kate." 
16, 17, 18, 20, 21, Bennett and Moulton in 

19, Savage English Grand Opera Co. 
23. "David Harum." 

giving lantern slide lectures to the students. 

Two papers have recently been published by Dr. 
Lull. One is entitled "Megaceropstyleri, a New 
Species of Titanothere frsm the Bad Lands of South 
Dakota. ' ' This came out in the Journal of Geology 
for July-August and Is a result of Dr. Loomls's 
Amherst College expedition of 1902. The other 
I paper, "The Restoration of Megacerops," appeared 
In the American Naturalist for July. 

Dr. Lull's manuscript of the Monograph on the 
Ceratopsia which was spoken of in an earlier number 
of the Signal has been completed for the United 
States Geological Survey. 

In Professor Osborne's article on "Vertebrate 
Palaeontology," In the October Popular Science 
Monthly, he speaks of the work of Drs. Loomls and 


Dtp&rtm{ivf fio-t^s, 

There has been during the summer great improve- 
ment in the rooms used by this department. The labo- 
ratory formerly used only in undergraduate work has 
been remodeled and equipment put in so that its capac- 
ity as a laboratory has been considerably enlarged. 
Apparatus has been installed so that post graduate 
students are accommodated there also. In the rec- 
itation room opposite to the museum a fine new wide 
angle projecting lens has been added to the stereoptl- 
can which will make it much more satisfactory in 

•85. —Charles S. Phelps has recently been chosen 
by the committee on publications of the Litchfield 
County (Conn.) University club to write a book on 
»« Litchfield Agriculture, Ancient and Modern." 

'87.— Edward W. Barrett, M. D., physician. 

'87. Dr. Fred A. Davis, Eye and Ear Specialist, 

Denver, Colo. 

E X . '87. — George P. Robinson, Sacramento, Cal. 

Ex-'87.— Rev. Herbert Judson White, pastor of 
the First Baptist church at Beverly, for six years, 
resigned Sept. 17, to accept a call to the First Bap 
tist church at Tacoma, Wash. 

'92.— Dr. R. P. Lyman, Veterinarian, Hartford. 
Conn., was re-elected chairman of the publication 
committee, and was also elected one of the vice 
presidents of the American Teterlnary Medical asso 
elation at the meeting held in Cleveland, Ohio, the 
latter part of August. 

•95. — H. D. Hemenway, Director of the School 
of Horticulture, of the Handicraft Schools of Hart 
ford, Conn, sends an interesting printed pamphlet 
describing the eighteen different courses of stud) 
offered at that school. The variety of courses is 
designed to suit various needs, such as those of the 
teacher,the farmer, or his son, or even the clergyman. 

'98.— Samuel W. Wiley, head of the laboratory 
and chemical department of the American Agricul- 
tural Chemical company for the district about Bal- 
timore. Address "The Kenilworth," 339 Bloom 
St., Baltimore, Md. 

'99.— Bernard H. Smith, Food Inspection Labor- 
atory, Custom House, Boston. 

'01.— A. C. Wilson, Hotel Britannia, Britannia 
Beach, Howe Sound, British Columbia— In the 
| employ of the Britannia Copper Syndicate, Ltd. 

'02.— Married, Aug. 16, 1905, Arthur L. Dacy of 
I Turner Hill, Ipswich, to Miss Amelia Muir Bachman 
I of Dorchester. 

"02.— The first reunion of the class was held at 
the Amherst House on the evening of June 20, the 
following members being present : Carpenter, Cook, 

lall, Lewis, Morse, and Dacy. H. L. Knight, the 
Class secretary, who was unable to reach Amherst in 
lime to attend the reunion was present at a meeting 

he following morning, where the class cup was 
iwarded to Lyman A. Cook, the father of the first 

'02.— C. I. Lewis, graduate student in Horticulture 
it Cornell University. 

'04.— -C. H. Griffin, medical student, Barnes 
Jniverslty, St. Louis, Mo. 

•04.— Arthur W. Gilbert has been elected assist- 
ant in Agronomy at the University of Maine. He 
5gan his work Sept. I. Address, Orono, Me. 

Class of '05. 
R. L. Adams, 23 Bun St., Jamaica Plains. 
G. H. Allen, Worcester Lane, Waltham, 
forner Conservatories. 
H. L. Barnes, Assistant Horticulturist, R. I 
Jllege, Kingston, R. I. 

F. A. Bartlett, Horticulturist, Hampton Institute 
|ampton, Va. , Box 205. 
H. D. Crosby, 27 Davis Ave., Rockville, Conn. 
Miss E. C. Cushman, 256 Grove St., Woon 
cket, R. I. 

J. J. Gardner. Foreman, Littleton, N. H. 
JR. P. Gay, Stoughton. 

|W. B. Hatch, Assistant Instructor in Landscape 
^rdening and Instructor of drawing. M, A, C, 

Young Men's Clothing 

With all the " Kinks of Fashion ** 
and plenty of assortment .*. .•. 


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C. S. Holcomb, Care Walker Gordon Farm, 

Charles River. 

T. F. Hunt and N. D. Ingham, California Experi- 
ment Station, University of California, Berkley, Cal. 
Also studying for an M. S. 

J. R. Kelton, Instructor of Entomology, Botany 
and Zoology, Alfred University, Alfred, N. Y. 

E. T. Ladd, Hatch Experiment Station, Amherst. 
C. W. Lewis, Melrose Highlands. Engaged with 
A. H. Kirkland on the Gypsy Moth Commission. 

J. F. Lyman, Instructor in Chemistry, Ohio State 
University, Columbus, Ohio, also studying for an 
M. S. in Chemistry. 1406 Neil Ave. 

W. A. Munson, Foreman with Metropolitan Park 
Gommission, Blue Hills Reservation, Milton. Hill- 
side Ave. 

E. W. Newhall, 309 Lansorne Ave., San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

G. W. Patch, Arlington Heights. 
Miss M. L. Sanborn, Linden St., Salem. 
W. M. Sears, Franklin. 

A. N. Swain, Willard's nurseries, Geneva, N. Y. 
A. D. Taylor, Instructor in Landscape Gardening, 
Cornell University, 91 Wait Ave., Ithaca, N. Y. 
H. F. Thompson, 234 Fuller St., West Newton. 
Bertram Tupper, Commonwealth Ave. and Valen- 
tine Sts. , West Newton. Foreman for George 

1 S. Walker, Instructor in Chemistry, Pitts- 

tleld, Mass. 

C. L. Whitaker, 8 Fairview Terrace, West Som- 
ervllle. In charge of South Home District for Frost, 
Entomologist and Forester. 

P. F. Williams, Hillside St., Milton. On gypsy 

moth commission. 

G. N. Willis, Engineering Office, 332 Main St., 
Springfield. Room 23. 

F. L. Yeaw, Worcester Lane, Waltham, Piety 
Corner Conservatories. Firm of Allen and Yeaw. 

Ex .'06. William W. Colton has entered Harvard. 

Address 12 Russell Terrace, Arlington. 

Ex- '07. — M iss Veder French has entered Cornell 

Ex .'08. J. C. Pagliery has entered the Sopho- 
more year at Cornell university to take the Agricul- 
tural course. 

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RALPH WARE PEAKES. 1 906. Business Manager. 
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Foot- Ball Association. 
Cofage Senate. 

ling-Room Association, 


L. H. Moseley, Pres. Athletic Association. 

R. W. Peakes. Manager. Base-Ball Association, 

R. W. Peakes. Pres. Nineteen Hundred and Seven Index. 

J. E. Martin, Sec. Fraternity Conference 

Basket-ball Association, A. T. Hastings, Manager. 

Prof. S. F. Howard. Sec. 

F. L. Cutter, Manager. 

M. H. Clark, Manager. 

A. T. Hastings, Pres. 

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M/e take pleasure In announcing the election of 
Ralph J, Watts, 1907, of Littleton, to the Signal 
board. Mr. Watts will take the position of assistant 
manager in place of E. D. Philbrick, resigned. Mr. 
Phllbrick will continue upon the board as an associate 

another column of this Issue are published the 
I governing the competition for the election of new 

^■ . 
Edi-tbri&ls. ,0,he invitati °n and initiation of freshmen into fra- 

ternities. It is well known to the upper classes and to 
the alumni that these rules have not and probably will 
not be strictly adhered to. And it is also known only 
too well, the unhappy state of affairs It leads to. 
This is a delicate subject to speak of but one that Is 
of the utmost importance to the freshman who 

I" r. undecidedly wavers when the critical moment comes 
for hlm t0 ch °se. There is a grave chance of error 
another column of this Issue are published the !" P ^ S ' ng jud * ement u P on tnis question of working 
governing the competition for the election of new reshmen f ° r there are man y deferent ways of look- 

m»| to the Signal board. We hope that all will take g ** ' t- ° ne " may Seem P erfect| y right to help 

M..^,, u ,__ . .. „ and watch over the freshmen during the early part of 

the year and to keep constantly in touch with them, 

an Interest in competing. As the Signal is the rep 

ptative publication of the college we all should feel 

|d to do what little we can to help out. What is 

n about us outside of college comes largely 

this paper and so whatever little one does he is 

heAng to advertise and to assist in the raising of the 

standard of our College. 

102 Main St., 

NORTHAMPTON, MASS M/ E p ubjish ln this jssue a CQpy Qf thg ^ ^^ 

while to another this appears as something decidedly 
out of place. But the whole question of right or 
wrong concerning this matter must be, we believe, 
left entirely to the freshmen themselves. They know 
the regulations as set down by the fraternity confer- 
ence and others and it Is for them to decide. They 
will know if they are being approached properly and 
can, understanding this, act accordingly. It is hoped 





that any underhanded spirit of selfishness or personal 
desires will be done away with and that we all will act 
In a manner that will bring praise upon us, individ- 
ually and collectively and will tend toward cementing 
together the various interests of the college. Our 
college can not afford to have any internal fires 
smouldering that are liable to break out and destroy 
the now existing feelings of brotherhood that should 
strengthen as the years roll by. 

steady gains and worked our ends for mary yardi 
In the second half, Brown played many substitutes 
and this weakened their offense, Massachusetts hold 
ing them for downs several times. 

For Brown, Russ, Schwartz, and Dennie did fin 
work. Cobb and Taft excelled for M. A. C. « 

The line-up : 

R. 1 

/Uhletic N°**S- 


The football squad is fast rounding into shape. 
With so many veterans leaving last year it has been 
a difficult task to get a team that will work together. 
But this end comes nearer being accomplished every 
day. Captain Craighead and Coach Keady have 
both put In all their time toward this end and the result 
is now being seen. Another Dartmouth man, Mr. 
Donnelly, who played full back, has been engaged to 
coach the back field. The difficulty to overcome is 
the lack of aggressiveness and snap of the backs, but 
Coach Donnelly has done much in perfecting the 
backs in this line of work. Our ends are weaker 
than usual. Most of the touchdowns scored against 
us have been made by long end runs and we are 
unable to do this ourselves and this brings the 
necessity of line plunging Into the play more often 
than is really practical. But the squad of thirty-five 
men is daily improving and better results are hoped 
for In the future games. The schedule is an excep- 
tionally hard one as the games come close together 
but even with all these obstacles colleges much larger 
than we are have hard work to win from us. 

Brown, 24 ; Massachusetts, 0. 

Oct. 4. Masschusetts met the strong Brown team 
four days after the Dartmouth contest and while we 
were defeated the team played brilliantly at times. 
Our team was hardly in fit condition to meet such a 
team as Brown has on the gridiron this year and 
while our backs failed to gain materially our defense 
was fairly rigid. 

In the first half the Brunonians tore up our lines for 


Pryor, Dennie, 1. e. 

Kirley, 1, t. 

Westervelt, Aylers, 1. g. 

Conklin, c. 

Smith. McPhee. r. g. 

Hazard, MacGregor, r. t. 

Russ (capt.), r. e. 

Schwartz. Rackle, q. b. 

Welkett. Chace. Tinkham, I. h. b 

Curtis, Ferguson, r. h. b. 

Adams, Shields, f. b. 

The summary : Touchdowns- 
Goals from touchdowns — Russ 2. 


r. e., Peter 

r. t„ Craighead (capt 

r. g.. Willi: 

c, Cutte 

I. g.. Johnsc 

1. t., Thompson, Summe 

1. e., Treat. Barr 

q b., Cot 

r. h. b., French, Ta 

1. h. b.. Brow 

f. b., Philbric 

-Adams 2, Dennie. Rus: 

Safety — Brown. Refert 

— Pulsifer of Bates. Umpire — Pendleton of Bowdor 
Linesman— Snow of Brown. Time of halves — 15 minutes 

Massachusetts, 1 1 ; Rhode Island State, down 


k. Treat. 1. e. 

mers. Thompson, 1. t. 

y. I- g. 

ler, c. 

lis. r. g. 
head (capt), r. t. 
r. e. 
q. b. 
s. I. h. b. 
French, r. h. b. 
rick, Crosby, f. b. 
lore— M. A. C. 11, R. I. State 0. 
Goal from touchdown— Cobb 
t. Referee— Dr. Collins of Northampton 
Martin. Time— i5-minute halves. 

Williams, 12; M. A. C, 0. 

the afternoon of Oct. 1 1, M. A. C. met defeat 

hands of Williams at Williamstown. Although 

am played with vengeance and grit and were 

to seriously batter the Williams line we were 

b to score. At the end of the first half after 

battling the Williams line for repeated distances time 

|called as we were rapidly approaching a touch- 

Our gains were made by straight I 



r. e., Smith 
r. t., Harding 
r. g., Crandal) 
c, Ingalls 
I. g.. Grinnell 
1. t., Shermerhorn 
1. e.. Mitchell 
q. b.. Barry (capt) 
r. h. b., Craig 
1. h. b.. Drew 
f. b.. Quinn 
Touchdowns — Peters. 
Umpire— Proulx of 


for downs. The visitors immediately recovered the 
ball in a like manner, however, and again started for 
the Williams goal, but time was called before they 
had reached the 35-yard line. Williams' defense 
showed improvement in the second half, and Massa- 
chusetts was forced to punt soon after securing the 
ball on the kick-off. Barry secured the ball on A. 

fumble, but Cobb was again 
kick. The ball changed hands 

-as again compelled to 
- several times, but Wil- 
■ «ams finally pushed it well Into the agricultural terri- 
tory, when Robb was called into the game He was 
sent against the Massachusetts line several times in 
succession, and each time plunged through for three 
to five yards, until C. Brown carried 
Captain Bixby kicked both goals. 
The summary : 

the ball over. 

~ „_, ,u.,ju, ,ine bucking 

Oct. 7. M. A. C. opened its home games J » ™ rdl 'ng by the backs. Every end run that was 

defeating Rhode Island State. Both teams we v ,"• AC - met w fth serious hindrances. 

quite evenly matched and the contest was excitir * ""J 1 ™ ,ou ^downs were made by long end runs 

although Massachusetts' goal was never threatene P .„[ y ' ° r these enabled them to get the ball 

Our line was very rigid but the back field lacked f oward ,he 8 oal - Th e handling of the punts by 

dash that is essential for a winning team. [' ,. s ™" was bad and resulting in loss of 

Wood received the kick off and ran it back twer J f ,0r ™ e Wlllia ™ men. The features of the 

yards. Taft made two yards through tackle and F^J** 7 *'° C , king of Cur,is > .Williams' right end, 

■I | work of Willis, M. A. C's right guard. 

owing to 


Elder. 1. e . 

Bixby. I. t. 

Harter. I. g, 

Campbell. Roberts, c. 

Eldridge. r. g. 

Marshall, r. t. 
Curtis, Chapman, r. e. 
Jaeckel, q. b. 
D. Brown, C. Brown, I. 
A. Brown, r. h. b. 
Bates, Robb. f. b. 
Score— Williams 12. 

h. b. 

Touchdowns — A 


r. e., Wood 
r. t., Craighead 
r. g.. Willis 
c, Cutter 
1. g.. Carey 
I. t., Thompson 
1. e., Barry, Crossman 
q. b., Cobb 
r. h. b., Taft. French 
1. h. b.. Brown 
f. b.. Philbrick, Crosby 
Brown and C. 

iTTu G ° al ! ,rOIT1 ,oucnaowns - Bixby 2. Referee-Sug 
den of Harvard. Umpire-Donnelly of Dartmouth. Line! 
men — Rn««n n f m a r „„ . p. _ , um 

O. and DeCamp of Williams 

-15-minute halves. 


brick bucked guard for two more. A cross 

failed to gain but Willis made four yards through ■ * st ™« * ame 'or M. A. C. but 
guard. From here the ball was worked to the twer ■*? *L u° ° P ° Ut ' 
yard line where Peters made a run around right M " Se " s kicked off a "d Jaeckel returned the 

or a touchdown. Cobb kicked the goal. ' heVl h^l ?' 2 °' yard ** Wil,,ams sent 

ended the scoring In this half. ■St !" *? *""** '" """^ Sma " 

In the second half, Cobb toted off to ^■^^ESS ^ pIav ' and the ba » * a * 
Rhode Island's two-yard line who advanced it ■f^* *J2E * ***»' «***»* 
yards. Massachusetts held and the visitors Dun PL 


Massachusetts held and the visitors punted 
By fierce line plays Massachusetts pus: tore'ldefense 
the ball down the field and scored on Cobb's qua oucnd 
back run. he 

mcetf Curtis, who cleverly 

the way, ran 35 yards for a 

sent two men of the vis- 


Bixby kicked off and M A. C. attacked 
For Massachusetts Willis and Cobb excelled, wtj ™™l ° f the Jf a ™, line * ith a vengeance. 

Quinn and Barry played well for the visitors. ine £ £j it in and t "* T^ " ™ * 

ga,ns - and were making good headway 
The line up : ' hw * P erultv * «ve yards enabled Williams to hold 

Massachusetts, 15; New, 0. 
On last Saturday afternoon our team easily defeated 
New Hampshire state college 15-0. All the scoring 
was done In the first half but both M. A. C. and New 
Hampshire came near scoring In the second half 
The game started with Cobb kicking to New Hamp- 
shire, who were obliged to punt almost at once ■ after 
three minutes of play French was sent over for a touch 
down Cobb failed to kick the goal. New Hampshire 
kicked off to Crossman who returned the ball fifteen 
yards. M. A. C. was held and obliged to punt New 
Hampshire received the ball on their own 35-yard 
Imeandfora time played well making their distance at 
each down. But soon they were again forced to punt 
Cobb received the punt and returned the ball 25 yards 
Our backs then tore through the New Hampshire line 


for repeated distances, Willis and French doing 
especially fine work. Willis finally broke through for 
a second touchdown; no goal, score 10-0. New 
Hampshire again kicked off and M. A. C. by straight 
line bucking and a few trick plays advanced the ball 
at a 5 yard clip. Cobb was sent over the line for the 
third touchdown. With only one minute more for play 
MAC again received the kick-off and was mak- 
ing substantial gains when time was called, the ball 
being on New Hampshire's 40-yard line. 

In the second half Massachusetts received the kick 
off but was forced to punt to New Hampshire. They 
rushed the ball to our 10-yard line but were held for 
downs there. Massachusetts pushed the ball well up 
the field but was finally forced to punt. The ball 
changed hands several times after this but M. A. C. 
finally got it and rushed up the field at the 5 yard clip 
of the first half. The half was not long enough how- 
ever for another touchdown and the game stopped 
with the ball on New Hampshire one yard line. 
Massachusetts played well during the whole game. 
More aggressiveness and snap was noticed than In the 
previous games. Cobb, Willis, French and Cross- 
man deserve special mention for rushing the ball and 
Phllbrick for his work on the defensive. 
The line up : — 

Collet No**S- 


Treat, Clark. 1. e. 
Summers. Thompson. 1. t. 
Johnson, 1. g. 
Cutter, c. 
Willis, r. g. 
Craighead (capt.) 
Crossman, r. e. 
Cobb, q. b. 
French, r. h. b. 
Philbrick, f. b 

r. t. 


r. e.. Hardy 
r. t., Kimball 
1. g.. Jenness 
c. Noyes 
1. g. Campbell 
1. t., Fuller 
1. e.. Godfrey 
q. b. Wilking 
1. h. b. Stockwell 
f. b.. Chace 

Score-Massachusetts agricultural college 15. New Hamp- 
shire Touchdowns-Cobb. Willis and French. Referee 
_Or Collins. Umpire-E. Proulx. Linesmen-Martin and 
Johnson. Timers-Curtis of Massachusetts Agricultural col- 
ege and Rane of New Hampshire. Time-20-minute halves. 

The 1907 Index will be out approximately on 
Dec io, 1905. All changes in addresses and 
other alumni notices should be sent in before 
Nov. 1. All alumni desiring copies should 
notify M. H. Clark, Jr., as early as possible. 

-Captain Martin's family have arrived from New 
York and are staying at the Amherst House. 

-The members of the senior class that play in the 
college band are excused from Military recitation. 

—The regular auction sale of the reading roorr 

magazines and papers was held on the 13th of Oct 

_A S Hayward, late of '06,has entered Amhers 

college'. His many friends wish him every conceiv 

able form of success in his new venture. 

—The first Informal for the year was held Satur 
day. A large number attended. Details will h 
printed in the next issue of the Signal. 

—The flag pole which was erected in 1867 Mr. 
down during a wind storm last week. The pole was c. 
on the college grounds and was made from a hug 
white pine tree. The pole Itself was one hundred a: 
eight feet high. 

—The 1907 Index is rapidly assuming form andps 
of it has already gone to press. The board has be 
and is making an endeavor to put out a book t. 
will reflect credit upon the college as well as upon r 
board. The class of 1908 will soon begin work up 
their Index. 

—The class of 1909 have elected their cu 
officers as follows: President, E. H. Brown 
Bridgewater; vice-president, C. R. Webb of W 
cester ; secretary, A. D. Lyman of Sprlnghe 
class captain, H. P. Crosby of Lenox; class 
torian, S. C. Cox of Boston ; sergeant-at-arms. 
Cutler of Westboro. 

—The change of the time-table on the Northamp 
and Amherst trolley line has caused much Inconv 
ience lately because not generally understo 
Beginning at 6 a. m. cars will leave Amherst 
Northampton every 40 minutes until 10 p. i.. 
is, on the even hours, and at 20 minutes before 
20 minutes after the odd hours. 

—The following officers were elected by the 
of 1908 : President, John R. Parker of Poquon. 
Conn.; vice-president, Lloyd W. Chapman of 
perell ; secretary and treasurer, Marcus M- 
of Maiden; sergeant-at-arms, Henry C. Chas 




krampscott ; class captain, Leroy A. Shattuck 
kpperell; class historian, Parke W. Farrar 

-The claas of 1908 have elected their Index 

|rd as follows ; Editor-in-chief, Marcus M. Browne 

[Maiden; business manager, Kenneth E. Gillett 

Southwick; assistant manager, George C. Cobb 

■Amherst; associate editors, Herbert 


vi miiiicibi, eu>i>ui;iaie eauors, Herbert L. W 
of Maynard, Allan D. Farrar of Amherst, Henry 
pse of Swampscott and Danforth P. Mill* 

H-At a 



Miller of 


meeting held by the class of 1907, the 
wing officers were elected : President, Frederick 
iters of Lenox; vice-president, Milford M. 
of Sunderland ; secretary, Arthur 


wark of bunderland; secretary, Arthur W. Hlggins 
of Westfield ; treasurer, John N. Summers of Cam- 
); sergeant-at-arms, Clinton King of c — 

team although apparently heavier than their 
opponents was handicapped by lack of practice or 
some other delinquency and the rope kept accumulat- 
ing with the 1909 anchor man until, at the end of the 
two minute interval, it amounted to twenty feet. In 
an ecstacy of delight the freshmen rushed across the 
campus after the end of the struggle and carried the 
rope to the drill hall where it was cut up into souvenirs. 
H. J. Franklin, '03, acted as referee and A. V. 
Osmun, '03, was timer. The composition of the 
teams was as follows .- 1908, Bangs, Wheeler, Farley, 
Jones, Johnson, Wright; 1909, Warner, Willis,' 
Cox, Bartlett, Stewart, Tucker. 

class captain, Henry T. Pierce of West I 


bury; class historian, Earle G. Bartlett 

5st Mill 
of Chicago, 


D.H.Carey; Floriculture, Landscape, Gardeni 

|ln the last Issue of the Signal two changes in the 
names connected with college work were omitted. 
Japt. George C. Martin will take charge of the mili- 
tary instruction. Capt. Martin is a graduate of the 
Uulversity of Vermont and served 


srican war as a lieutenant and 
■eft the Philliplnes last March where 

in the Spanish- 

ater as captain. 

he had been 

Jng since the close of the war, to take his new 
>n. Mr. C. A. Whittier, University of Maine, 
has taken Mr. Fulton's position in the Experi- 


W. Carpenter; Agriculture, Pomology, Veterinary. 

.H.Craighead; Agriculture, Floriculture, Botany. 

B. Filer; Floriculture, Landscape Gardening, 

G. T. French; Entomology, Floriculture, Botany. 

Gasklll : Agriculture, Pomology, Veterinary. 

T. Hastings; Landscape Gardening. English, 




E. F. 
A. T. 


annual rope pull contest between the two lower 
took place on the campus Thursday afternoon, 
r 12th. The result was, to the surprise of 
an overwhelming victory for the freshmen as 
on by twenty feet. During the afte 
ers of the junior class mnaor.^ i„ 

I junior class appeared in the 

rnoon the 

ttlc costumes but the old time celebration of 
day has apparently ended. Afte 

-, -. „ llcl drill the dlf- 

! classes present.both graduated and undergradu- 
egan to "bunch up" and create enthusiasm with 
various yells. Many other spectators also 

I the appointed time the two teams took their 
>ns within the reserved enclosure. The sopho- 

C. E. Hood ; Entomology, Botany, Veterinary 

F. H. Kennedy; English, Veterinary, Botany. 

J. E. Martin ; Landscape Gardening, Entomology, 

L. H. Moseley; Botany, Veterinary. Floriculture. 

E. P. Mudge ; Landscape Gardening, Entomology, 

R. W. Peakes ; Chemistry, German, Botany. 

F. C. Pray; English, Chemistry, Agriculture. 
S. S. Rogers; Botany, Veterinary, Agriculture. 
H. M. Russell ; Entomology, Botany, English. 
E. H. Scott; Pomology, Botany, Agriculture. 

0. W. Sleeper ; Entomology, Floriculture, Botany. 

Benj. Strain; Engineering, Landscape Gardening, 

H. A. Suhlke; Chemistry, Botany, Agriculture. 

W. O. Taft ; English, Veterinary, Botany. 

W. C. Tannatt ; Engineering, Spanish, Geology. 

C. A. Tlrrell ; Landscape Gardening, Entomology, 

R. Wellington ; Pomology, Agriculture, Botany. 

F. D. Wholley ; Engineering, Landscape Gardening, 

A. H. M.Wood; Agriculture, Pomology, Veterinary. 





Competition for position on this board shall be 
open to all students of the college and contributions 
are solicited at all times. All such contributions as 
literary essays, short stories, and poems shall be con- 
sidered in the election of new men. Such articles 
however will not be published. What is most desired 
are articles concerning the work of the college, its 
aim and future development, and so forth. Such 
articles as these will in all probability be published in 
the columns of this paper. In addition to this com- 
petition recommendations from the English depart- 
ment shall, whenever the board deems advisable, be 
submitted not later than March 1st. The list of 
those thus recommended together with those who 
have previously contributed shall be published in some 
latter issue of The College Signal. The men whose 
names are thus published may then become eligible 
by submitting at least one additional article before the 
closing of the competition, March 21st. The elec- 
tion of the new men will then be made, on the basis 
of merit and ability from the list of those who thus 
become eligible. In all cases of doubt the preference 
shall be given to those who contribute early. 
From the junior class there will be one more man to 
elect, from the sophomore class two men and from 
the freshman class two. 

the ground, and though it has three full stories as 
regards available space, it shows only two and a half 
stories on the west and one and a half on the east. 
It will stand between the old Stockbridge house and 
the cross-walk, fronting both toward the campus 
westward, and toward the horticultural grounds 

The basement floor will contain two classrooms 
two laboratories, a large storage room, I*at room, 
toilet room and room for surveying instruments. The 
main floor will have two off ices, record room, museum 
large laboratory for advanced students, library and 
loggia. The upper floor has as its main feature J 
large drafting room for the landscape gardening work 
in connection with which there is a commodious ano 
practicable classroom. There is also a photograph 
ing room with dark room and private laboratory, anc 
a living room for a janitor. 

The building is designed by Mr. W. R. B. Wlli- 
cox, a very successful architect of public buildings.- 
The Cycle. 


[nonsectarlan religious meeting each week which a 
students may attend. Those In the association 
now trying to bring this about by increasing the 
cency of the Thursday evenings. In order to do 
the topic for each has been made as practical as 
Ible and speakers from outside are Invited to 
Iress the meetings. It is Intended that during this 
lege year there shall be opportunity made as far as 
-ible to have outside speakers, at least one every 
r week on either Thursday evenings or Sunday 
moons. A number of good speakers have already 
ented to come and many others will be asked as 
are needed. These speakers will come from 
iherst churches, from churches and Y M C A's 
In nearby cities and a few from greater distances 
Tie other meetings will for the most part be lead by 
students when topics will be open for discussion and 
| which each may express his thoughts freely In 
to accomplish this effectively it is desired that 


The Autocrat wishes to 


as many students as can shall attend these 

P., '08. 


No pains have been spared to make the new Horti- 
cultural building adequate to the needs of the depart- 
ment, suitable for the work to be done in it, and a 
credit to the college. In many respects it will make 
a new record at M. A. C. In mere dignity of 
external design— in its esthetic effect— it will mark a 
distinct advance. The interior arrangement and 
design will be equally practical and attractive. In 
excellence of construction there will be noihing on 
the grounds to rival it except the Veterinary labora- 
tory, which it will In some respects surpass. It will 
be fireproof throughout. The building will be of red 
brick — not pressed brick — trimmed in terra cotta, and 
will have a tile roof. This last feature is expected to 
be an agreeable departure from what we have hitherto 
seen here. 

The building will be approximately 48x72 feet on 


I a recent meeting of the fraternity conference 

resolutions were drawn up and adopted : 

That the agreement of the previous 

titer of working freshmen for fraternity 

vhat neglected and alowed to drift along Out , ^^ethmen ^ TV"' ^^^^^ 
r there S an endeavor being made to have r IX^^ be 




The college Young Men's Christian Association ha: 

started this year with a much larger membership tha. 

usual. The association last year had about thir 

members while this year there are yearly seventy* , _ |n ^ „ or| V „ esh 

For the past few years the Y. M. C. A. has bes ... 

somewhat neglected and alowed to drift along but 

■*»■•*<■ mwwimn sr 

association become a potent factor in the Institu,: "~ IXlt ,ha, IsT ^ °' "HT™ *"* 
,„ order to accomplished this a number o( ehnt for 'J, ^ ', th I h ^" men ' ?*" h °' d '" ' 0rM 
are being brought about. The conditions admit..' | £ year umM ,h « ,h "° % of the fali semester 
to active membership have been altered so that 
OM become active members. The association » 
take a stand this year for manhood in the collej 
and should be at least respected for this endeav: 
In a college where the Y. M. C. A. has becor 
weakened the standard for manhood in that institute 
becomes correspondingly lower and thereby the collet 
soon gets a bad name. The advance in Bible * 
is one of the lines on which the association is workir 
This is of especial importance in this college whe 
there is no course open for those wishing to stc 
along these lines. The Y. M. C. A. has anot* 

— - state that he was 
called upon quite unexpectedly by the editor to con- 
tribute a few of his customary remarks concerning 
some of the college events and college conditions of 
this year. Kindly pardon any mistakes of detail as 
the call was entirely unexpected and he was given only 
a few hours in which to write. 

The Autocrat believes that a little advice, more 
than what has already been given to the freshmen 
will not be out of place. The class as a whole is now 
in a rather precarious situation. They believe that 
in the near future, they will be but little Interfered by the Sophomore class. This may be true or 
t may not be. However, the action of this belief on 
the class will be the same. This fact, together with 
their victory in the rope-pull contest, and the freedoms 
by this victory, will cause them to act dif- 


ferently than they other* 

soon be 
fraternities and w 

of 1906. 

f solved further .- That, If a fraternity desires to 
Be this agreement no action by that fraternity 
§>e taken in the matter before its wish has been 

coiwldered by this conference. 

council of professors at St. Petersburg has 
In favor of the unrestricted admission of Jews 
university courses and has recommended the 
ion of all candidates for matriculation, regard- 
the regulation restricting Hebrew students The 
ity shows a decrease of 6 

would. The class will 
:hed by members of the different 
be much better treated, generally 
speaking, than they have during the past few weeks 
Undoubtedly they have also great confidence of the 
results of the class football game soon to be played 
All these facts will tend toward placing them in 
a too exalted position. This Is a natural conclusion 
for them to arrive at, and they cannot be blamed for 
But the Autocrat desires at this time to remind 

mcsc mica. ...<- .. •"• — . ••■ -. vi students from the 

important duty to perform here in this institution wlv j f of last year, the total number now registered 
is eliminated in most other colleges. This is to h »l 823. 


them that they still hold the same position in the 
minds of the three upper classes as they held when 
they first entered college. Just what this last state- 
ment refers to in particular the freshmen will easily 
understand. The Autocrat will say, however, that the 
freshman class is composed of excellent men, and the 
college is proud of their presence. It remains for 
them to hold to the right course and thus keep the 
good will of the other students now in college If 
they allow members of the senior class to run for 
water at an emergency call during a football game as 
they have more than once, they will rub up against 
serious difficulties. This is only one of the numerous 
little incidents that are liable to occur In the future 
The freshmen know themselves, that such things are 
hardly right,and should be more careful in the future 
The Autocrat wishes, in conclusion, to express his 
feelings of certainty that the class will Improve as 
Individuals as the weeks roll by and that they will grow 




ta the estimation of the Faculty and upperclassmen 
At this time the Autocrat believes that it will be 
well to speak of the inadequate dormitory and class- 
room facilities. The larger number of students roonv 
ine in private houses, and the rearrangement of he 
chile of this semester to fit the needs of the £ 
,ower classes is proof of this statement Bu he 
question arises, what can be done > The trustees 
know as well as the students themselves, that one 
large building to be used both as a dormitory and also 
for classroom purposes, will fill the requirements as 
neatly as any other one addition. We are a growing 
college and this growth should be expressed to the out- 
side world by material improvements in this toe. 
But whether the trustees will look upon it in this light 
or not is something the Autocrat cannot say. Even 
If they did, the necessary expenses of such improve- 
ments might cause a deadlock in the proceedings 
The state does not seem over anxious concerning the 
welfare of the college that bears Its name. It seems 
hard to admit this but we are forced to because of the 
troubles of past years In obtaining what the col ege has 
asked in the way of financial aid. This who e ques- 
tion is being approached in the way in which the stu- 
dents look upon it. There is, of course, the other 
side to it Just what this other side may consist of 
the Autocrat in his state of ignorance cannot say, but 
he has authority to say that the editor of the Signal 
will be only too glad to be Informed by such gentle- 
men as understand the situation. This Is written at 
this time to bring to the attention of those in power 
just what the students of the college feel about the con- 
struction of any new buildings. They believe, the, 
Autocrat can safely say, that such new buildings as 
those devoted to agriculture and experimental work 
should not come before the erection of buildings 
devoted exclusively to the comforts and privileges that 
all college men should enjoy and that we so manifestly 

Bowdoln college begun Its 103d year with a fresh- 
man class numbering seventy-seven. President 
Hyde delivered his opening address at the chapel, 
after which the annual rush between the freshmen 
and sophomores took place on the campus, 1909 
being victorious. 


At first sight, one would perhaps not expect to find 
ma ny s.udems engaged ,n Blble stud, ye. he 
last iew years there has been a remarkable movemen 
oltn* sort in the colleges of the United States and 
Canada. 1. began In ,886 when seventy Insututlo s 

.ported ,354 ^ ^^^ J c ^ 
423 institutions reported 15,yvu men 
The next year there were 25,260 students enrolled 
and for the college year which ended last June the 
total was 30,199 In 572 Institutions. 

It is interesting to see the number of men in our 
busiest institution who find that Bible study repays 
them for the time it take, At ^ West Point fo 

instance, out of the 470 men there last year 22- 

5 men at Iowa 
were enrolled In classes, ui w» 
State college, 584 were in these classes. The enro 
ment at the University of Illinois was over 600 a n 
there are large numbers of men in this work at al 
the leading colleges of the country. 

Over 1 900 fraternity men have been in group meetings 
at the chapter houses, while nearly 700 of these have 
been class presidents, members of teams or others 

prominent in student life. 

It is not strange that this movement occupies s. 
large a place in American student life. The course 
used are especially adapted to college men and th 
plan of daily study of the Bible at first hand, togethe 
with a weekly group meeting for frank discussion unde 
a student leader, is one that appeals to ^ dents _ 

Everyone admits the tremendous value of the Bib, 
as a means of culture and of mental training 
has profoundly affected the thought and life of. 
European peoples and no man has a right to cons.dt 
himself well educated, who Is not conversant with 

This scholarly and practical study feeds a man 
spiritual life and keeps him from becoming a me 
intellectual machine. At the same time it Is a * 
euard against the serious temptations to vice, fc 
honesty and lazy selfishness which beset everyone 

us at times. . 

A good start has been made In this work at the Mas. 

chusetts Agricultural college this fall. Mr.Franklin- 

help in directing the work and it is important :* 

every man who can possibly make time for It sh«. 

take some part in this interesting and helpful form 

student life. For not only does Bible study train 
men's minds bat it makes them better gentlemen by 
jpholding the ideal life of purity, courage and truth 
| which the "strong Son of God" lived for men. 

Kenneth C. MacArthur, Harvard, '05. 

Dfp&r4m{n4r JMot?s. 

This department of the Station is continuing its 
vestigations relative to the value of Porto Rico 
olasses as a food for farm stock. Digestion exper- 
ents under different conditions are in progress as 
ell as an experiment with dairy cows. 
Several changes in the staff have recently taken 
lace. The position of cattli food and dairy 
tpector, made vacant by the resignation of Albert 
rsons, '04, who accepted a position as assistant 
superintendent at Hood Farm, has been filled by the 
eppointment of Frank G. Helyar, University of Ver- 
mont. '05. Mr. Helyer is now engaged with the 
*tumn inspection of concentrated feeds. 
J. G. Cook, '03, has accepted a position as super- 
intendent of the dairy and vegetable farm belonging to 
D. Cook & Co., the well known Boston caterers. 
is address is Norfolk. His place has been filled by 
iy M. Gaskill of the 1905 dairy course. 
LE. S. Fulton of the laboratory staff has secured a 
position with Dr. F. G. Benedict of Middletown, 
Conn., who is in charge of the special food Investiga- 
tions for the U. S. Department of Agriculture. He 
will assist in the operation of the respiration calorlme- 
in the chemical analysis of foods, and gases of 
iration. H. L. Knight and T. M. Carpenter, 
A., are also in the employ of Dr. Benedict, 
urlng the summer E. B. Holland spent a vacation 
Canada, going as far north as Quebec. P. H. 
Ith remained in Amherst during the summer, 
Iy engaged in station work, but has recently spent 
a vacation at Provincetown. He tells large fish 

B. R. Parker, '04, and A. C. Gulel are continu- 
ously occupied with the testing of pure bred dairy 

he construction of the new horticulture building is 
1 progressing In fine shape. The building begins 

to assume proportions and the favorable weather has 
given the workmen a grand opportunity to push the 
work rapidly. The sewage pipes are laid and the 
heating connections are nearly completed. Rough 
grading will be carried on about the grounds this fall 
and the inside furnishings have been looked up. All 
those who are interested in the horticulture courses 
will be glad to know that we will probably be able to 
use the building next semester. 

The thing of which this department Is most proud 
next to the new building is the peach crop which has 
just been gathered. About one thousand baskets of 
delicious fruit were harvested which Is the largest 
amount ever grown here. The dwarf orchard also, 
of apples, pears, peaches, and plums gave a very sat- 
isfactory yield of fine specimens. 

Additions have been made to the Landscape Gar- 
dening equipment in the way of new instruments. 
They are, a fine engineer's transit, a plane table, a 
Batson sketching case and a new sketching table 
designed by Professor Waugh which is doubtless the 
best thing out. 

Mr. Canning went to Hartford last Thurdsay and 
procured some nice plants for the use of the depart- 
ment and for the floriculture class. 

At the Senior Horticultural seminar held Friday 
morning Mr. Canning gave to the class a very inter- 
esting account of his trip to England this summer. 
He gave glowing accounts of English gardens, parks, 
window-gardens and flowers, hav ing visited a large 
number of model public and private parks In that 
country. These seminars, by the way, are held every 
Friday morning and are a most Interesting and Instruc- 
tive exercise. Either some member of the class or 
someone outside who is called in, addresses the sem- 
inar in an informal way after which the meeting is 
open to the house for discussion. 

At the first meeting of the Senior Horticultural 
Seminar held on Oct. 6, Professor Waugh gave a 
very interesting lecture on " Manual Training In Hor- 
ticulture." He first gave a brief history of the 
growth of manual work in connection with theoretical 
work and of the reasons prompting Its growth. He 
then spoke of the four administrative methods as now 
practised. The first, so called Michigan method 
carried on at the Michigan Agricultural college, con- 
sists of requiring a definite minimum amount of work 




(or students. The second, known as the Pennsylva- 
nia method practised at the Pennsylvania Sta e , coU 
lege consists of laboratory work parallel to the 
theoretical work. The third, known as the Cornell 
method, practised at Cornell, consists of giving ; a 
chance for the choice of the so called handicraft 
courses. These courses to stand independent of 
other courses. The fourth, known as the M. A. C. 
method, practised at this college consists of carrying 
T the work on a business basis. This is obv.ously 
the best of the four as It brings the student in con- 
tact with the practical and business side of horticul- 
ture Professor Waugh then spoke of the usefulness 
of this practical work urging the students to partici- 
pate if possible stating that every encouragement and 
help would be given them. The lecture was well 
given and proved decidingly instructive. 
The new addition built on to the insectary this sum- 
mer has been completed and a great improvement is 
thereby affected over the old cramped quarters^ The 
undergraduate laboratory has been nearly doubled in 
capacity as also have the rooms upstairs, additions 
beingplaced upon the Junior lecture room and the post- 
graduate laboratory which will doubtless be f. led this 
winder An office or Professor's room has also been 
added, leaving the old room formerly used in part for 
at purpose, to be used only as a store room The 
most attractive addition from the outside is the new 
greenhouse. This Is much larger and higher than 
the old and has a rounding roof, making It a very 
attractive structure. It will be used to experiment 
on fumigating for insects which attack greenhouse 
crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. and ough 
to prove of Immense value to market gardeners of 
the state. 


Among the summer improvements at Brown uni- 
versiTy is the restoration of old University hall erected 
in 7770 to Its original appearance. Daring the craze 
or stucco in 1855 the brick walls were covered with 
a coat of olive green. This coating has been 
Amoved and the bricks stained a dark color to give 
item the appearance of age. In the windows 24 
smS pane? have been substituted for the four large 
i„rm-rlv there The belfry has been raised 22 
P XVT conform to old pictures of the building 
The chimneys hTve been restored to their original 
2- ana7he woodwork painted colonial white. 

'76 — G. A. Parker, formerly superintendent of 
Keeny Park, Hartford, has now been appointed super- 
tendent of all the parks of the city. 

78.— J. F. Hunt, 27 State St., Boston, superin- 
tendent of the Brazer Building. 

'90— Jose M. Herrero, after whose name in the 
Index has been printed for several years "died at the 
hands of the Spaniards," is alive, residing in Havana, 
Cuba and is associate editor of the leading paper on 
the island, the Diario de la Marina. Just before 
January 1st President Goodell received from him a 
New Years card. In reply to a letter sent him he 
says in part that since leaving Amherst In 1891 , sev- 
eral months after graduation, he returned to his home 
in Cuba, where he was successfully engaged in the 
sugar business at Jovellanos up to 1895. At that 
time his sugar plantation and equipment were destroyed 
by fire From this time on he served in the quarter- 
master's department of the Spanish army until the 
close of the war, in 1898, at which time he secured 
the position he now holds. Mr. Herrero expects to 
attend Commencement at his Alma Mater in 1906, 

'90 —Henry J. Field, for several years associate 
justice of the Franklin county district court, received 
through Governor Bates the appointment of justice, 
to succeed Edward E. Lyman, with whom he haa 
served as associate for a number of years. 

'01.— The class of 1901 will hold Us first reunion 
in June 1906. A card has just been published giv- 
ing the address of every member.wlth his occupation, 
and the following notice concerning the reunion: 
-Everybody bear it in mind and be sure and be pres- 
ent. The married members will be expected to bring 
their wives and families." 

-01.— P. C. Brooks, General Chemical Co., Fore- 
man of the Silicate of Soda Department, Hege- 

wisch, 111. 

•01 — T F. Cooke, Estimating Department of the 
Stanley Electric Co., 183 Elm St., Pittsfield. 

'01.— W. C. Dickerman, 101 Hope St., Provi- 

dence, R. !• 

•01.— Charles L. Rice made a short visit to college 

last week. 

'01. — E. S Gamwell, Milk Inspector, Tester and 
Bacteriologist for the Faust Creamery and Supply 
House, 257 South 4th West St., Salt Lake City, 
Utah, home address, Pittsfield. 

'01. — James B. Henry, Attorney at Law, 50 State 
St., Hartford, Conn. 

'03. — M. H. West recently visited college. Mr. 
[West has accepted a position as first assistant land- 
scape architect for Lincoln Park System in Chicago. 

'03.— S. C. Bacon, 417 West 22d St., New York 

'04.— M. F. Ahem, Appointed coach of athletic 
^eamsof Kansas Agricultural College, by the trustees, 
Yith a liberal salary, is still in charge of the green- 
houses of the college. 

'04. — "Stub" Raymoth, Landscape Architect at 
pvansville, III. 

'05.— H. D. Crosby has taken charge of green- 
)uses in a large estate in Thompson, Conn. 

'05. — M. L. Sanborne employed in Vaughan's 
Jeed Store, New York City. 

'05.— P. F. Williams, Metropolitan Park Reserva- 
Jn, Milton. 


Yale has a total attendance this year of 3,300, 

The graduating class at Kansas university this year 
imbers 190. 

The high school fraternities in Illinois are to be 
jroughly investigated between now and next May. 
I There is talk at Tufts of abolishing the flag rush 
kd substituting something less dangerous in its place. 

[The undergraduates at Cornell are publishing a 
Jly paper of eight pages. It is called the Cornell 

Tufts has a police squad of eight men from the 
upper classes to take charge at all practice games 
their campus as well as at their regular games. 

new fire-house has been built on the campus at 
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Edi-tb rials. 

Much dissatisfaction is felt among the students In 
the matter of filling the positions of janitorships and 
waitershlps that are available as a financial help to 
deserving students. There is no question that it 
should be the athletic men who should fill these 
positions. This is the only way in which the college 
can help those men whose spare time is spent on the 
athletic field. But the question naturally arises, who 
among the athletic men are most worthy to fill these 
position? We have a plan that Is by no means 
original with us. by which this difficulty can be 
met. We refer to the idea of establishing a special 
committee to consist of the managers and captains of 
the football, baseball and basket ball teams to pick out 
the men most deserving of help and to report these 
I names either to the athletic board or to the proper 
authorities for employing them. If such a committee 
were established, the men they choose should be 
accepted without question as such a committee would 
1 represent the desires of the student body as a whole 

on this question. We submit this scheme for what it 
is worth, to the students and faculty hoping that it 
will meet with their approval. 

The college life of this year has been marked by a 
decided lack of enthusiasm in college spirit on the 
part of the students. No real cause can be assigned 
for this in our minds, but some of the reasons for it 
are plainly seen. Perhaps the most obvious reason 
is due to the indifference which the senior class has 
shown. They should be the ones to set things hum- 
ming and to keep them humming. Just why the 
seniors have allowed such a condition of affairs is 
hard to state. We believe that it is partly due to 
the fact that our football team is not quite up to the 
standard of previous years and what is more, the one 
game of previous seasons which always excited so 
much interest and enthusiasm is not or. the schedule. 
But even these facts should not account for the lifeless 
conditions now existing. The absence of any cheering 
or singing on the campus during football practice Is 
disheartening. At the beginning of the season the 




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Tngs of the students directly after chapel exc. r***^ ^ twQ weeks ag0 . a strong ^^ ^ ^ 


would bt to start singing and c f hecrm « JT"~ rcistt possible for them ^ ^ ^ has 

!- landed. In the article entitled wi g last tw0 games of the season 


reference is made to a scheme wmcn we and Tuns ana The Training 

„ lv lng one da, s« «*/*""^ iu^hu-tu " ^jd Tufts * Med.ord on Nov. 24. It * 
under an appropriate name »™ c * o " ....,„,.« nossible and a large 

Day, or M. A. C. ay, o 

call to mind 

has done for 
what our college stands for. what _ n * 

u and what it will do for us now in college, ana 
others and what >t w. side Qf our 

^^S^^«- carried on as a gala 
C d a C wUh P ^y ofJusic and hilarious freedom^ 
Ending with good fellowship among a Speaks 

good games are bound to result. 

Bates 16; Massachusetts, 0. 


deal ol interest, w „ e cessary to C °, , ' "... , , he field before being downed. A 

if '« <- »av>»bl«._____ and Cobb pun ed » Kendall. ^ » ^ ^ fc ^ 

Per the first time In the history of Yale universit , gain and Ph, plu ng«s the ball was 

For the firs urn w sclenM | lc school to 40-yard line. By « on , (um . "nfa^mlc department. The pushed £^T2- *-« passes which 

recently announced officially as o™. Cee ded in placing the ball on our oy*< 

"eld department the freshman attendance figures ceeded^ gm Connors Kicked the goal 

have climbed above 400. 

M. A. C. 

r. e., Crossman 

r. t.. Craighead 

r. g., Willis 

c, Cutter 

1. g.. Colt 

I. t.. Farley 

1. e.. Clark 

q. b„ Cobb 

r. h. b., French 

1. h. b.. Warner 

f. b.. Philbrick 

Massachusetts started with a rush and tore large 
holes in Bates line, advancing the ball from our 20- 
yard line to Bates 10-yard line when time was called. 

In the second half Massachusetts rushed the ball 
over eighty yards but failed to score on each occa- 
sion. Bates scored again in this period on a criss- 
cross play in which Kendall hurdled a tackier in 
beautiful style. 

The line-up and summary :• — 


Brown, Mahoney, I. e. 
Schumacher, I. t. 
Jackson, I. g. 
Thurston. Davis, c. 
Johnson, r. g. 
Foster, r. t. 
Holman, Doyle, r. e. 
Wight. Hull. q. b. 
Rufus, Fraser, 1. h. b. 
Kendall, r. h. b. 
Connor, Phillips, f. b. 

Score— Bates 16, M. A. C. 0, Touchdowns— Kendall 2. 
Connor. Goal from touchdown — Connor. Umpire — War- 
ren of Colby. Referee— Clement of Auburn. Linesmen- 
Harris and Thompson. Time— 20 and 15-minute halves. 
M. A. C. 2nd., 0; Holyoke High School 0. 
The second team played Holyoke high school last 
Friday on the Holyoke grounds and were unable to 
score against them, although they came near making 
a touchdown on two occasions. LaBreque, 
Holyoke's temporary captain, kicked off for 
Holyoke at the start. Tirrell made a short gain 
for M. A. C, which was followed by a 35-yard punt. 
Maxfield captured the ball for Holyoke, but dropped it 
upon being tackled and a M. A. C. player pounced on 
the ball. M. A. C. was then held for downs. Ken- 
nedy carried the ball through right tackle for 5 yards. 
LaBreque followed with an 8-yard run. The game 
went merrily on, and when time was called the ball 
jwas on the Holyoke 5 yard line. 

In the second half Capt. James Lee appeared on 
|the gridiron with a football uniform, as did Ernest 
ILee, the team's quarterback. This half was not so 
jinteresting as the first, although good football was 
exhibited by both teams. Tirrell kicked off to Ken- 
nedy, who advanced the ball about 10 yards. ' Hol- 
|roke was held for downs; then the M. A. C. seconds 
'ere held for downs. After an exchange of punts 
lime was called with the score to 0. 

This is the first of the games to be played by this 
second team. As many others will follow as can be 
had, Better results will appear as the team gets 
better organized. 

The line-up : — 


Shea, 1. e. 
J. Lynch, 1. t. 
F. Lynch. 1. g. 
Cain, c. 

Horrigan, Baulne, r. g. 
Dibble, r. t. 
Tardy, r. e. 
Maxfield. E. Lee, q. b. 
Baulne. J. Lee. I. h. b. 
La Breque, r. h. b. 
Kennedy, f. b. 
Score— Holyoke 0, Amherst 0. 


r. e.. Wood 

r. t.. Summers 

r. g., Wheldon 

c, Anderson 

1. g., Jones 

I. t., Thompson 

1. e., Treat 

q. b., Blake 

r. h. b., Pray 

I. h. b.. O'Donnell 

f. b.. Tirrell 

Umpire — Kennedy of 

M. A. C. Referees— J. Lee, O'Neil. Linesmen— Filer of 
Amherst. Reid of Holyoke. Time— 15-minute halves. 


A special attempt will be made this year to arouse 
a great deal of interest in basketball. The schedule 
has been nearly completed and includes about twenty 
games, ten of them being home games. Most of the 
games are with colleges much larger than we are and 
in order to make any kind of a showing we must have 
a strong team and plenty of players. In order to 
more thoroughly accomplish this the squad will be 
first called out on the evening of Nov. 15. The first 
game comes on Dec. 8, a few days after the Thanks- 
giving recess, and tnerefore, much must be done 
before Thanksgiving. A series of class games will 
be arranged by the manager in order to arouse more 
enthusiasm and to develop players. If the support of 
the student body can be gained the coming basketball 
season will, without doubt, be more successful and 
interesting than they have been in previous seasons. 


During the time the present board has had charge 
of the Signal the subject of track athletics In this 
college has been agitated as much as possible. The 
first articles to appear ir. the columns of the Signal 
were the cause of merriment and laughter among the 
students, followed by remarks concerning the useless 
ness of trying to re-establish a track team here in 
college. But as time went on and more articles 







appeared these things gave place to more or less 
interest and enthusiasm on the part of the student s 
and faculty. The class of 1908 took the matter into 
their hands and had a preliminary track field every- 
thing but made. The close of the college year, 
coming so close upon the fulfillment of their plans, 
necessarily prevented them from accomplishing what 
they should have. During this year the Signal will 
continue to keep the attention of the students and 
faculty on this subject. We hope for results, but in 
order to obtain any, the enthusiasm of the student 
body must be aroused. 

The new year has brought in a class which has lots 
of good track material In it. It is very evident that 
this material cannot be used. The only way In which 
this material can be used as a help to the college Is 
to have a track field. The money for such a field 
has been already obtained and is under the very vigi- 
lent care of a special track committee, composed 
of members of the faculty and trustees. There Is a 
good deal of satisfaction In knowing this much but we 
can hardly expect them to go ahead and establish a 
field until they get real genuine proof that the student 
body desires such an addition and will stand ready to 
support it The Signal believes that such an interest 
does exist and only needs to be stirred to action to 
become manifest. One way to arouse Interest 
which would be at once simple and effective, would 
be to arrange for an athletic meet between the two 
lower classes, members from both classes having 
already expressed a desire to participate in such a 
contest. This would show at once both a part of the 
n aerial which now exists and what support the stu- 
dent body would be willing to give. If the committee 
could see that we really mean to do something toward 
developing a team under adverse conditions and that 
our enthusiasm was strong, they would then be 
assured that the time has arrived for the construction 
of the track field, and would in all probability, beg.n 
at once. 

During the summer the Supreme Court of Massa- 
chusetts handed down a decision to the effect that the 
Institute of Technology may not sell the land on 
which Its buildings now stand. This decision practi- 
cally struck a death blow to the proposed merger 
between Tech and Harvard.— Ex. 


The third Connecticut Valley Student Missionary 
conference was held at Mt. Holyoke college chapel. 
South Hadley. Oct. 20 and 21. 115 delegates from 
the various colleges and universities in the Connecti- 
cut Valley were In attendance besides 272 registering 
from Mt. Holyoke. The opening service was held 
on Friday evening at 7-30. Miss Harriett Allyn, 
general secretary of the Mt. Holyoke college Y. M. 
C A., gave an address of welcome which was fol- 
lowed by an address by Rev. Arthur S. Lloyd, D. D., 
secretary of the Board of Missions of the Protestant 
Episcopal church. The Saturday morning session 
opened at 9-30 with prayer by President Wboley of 
Mt Holyoke. Rev. S. M. Zwemer of Arabia then 
made an appeal for Arabia, speaking of her needs and 
the qualifications required for work there. He stated 
that there were 22 missionaries there for 8,000,000 
people. This was followed by short addresses as 
follows "How to interest students in mission study," 
Mt Holyoke college; " How to raise money for mis- 
sions " Yale university, Berkeley Divinity school; 
-How to conduct the meetings of the missionary 
society so as to keep up the interest and attendance," 
Mt Hermon school ; -What practical work does the 
mission study class aim to establish, and what are the 
results?" Northfleld seminary, Amherst college, 
-Why do not more students join mission study 
classes, where does the fault He?" Trinity college, 
Williams college. At 1 1-30 a question box was con 
ducted by Rev. Harland P. Beach of the Student 
Volunteer movement. The afternoon was devoted 
to a general missionary service with three addresses. 
The first was by J. B. Rodgers of the Presbyterian 
Board who spoke on -The Philippines." The sec- 
ond address was by Rev. Harland P. Beach on 
-China." He spoke of how the Chinese looked 
upon new things being introduced into the country, 
the disposition of the people and their respect for 
missionaries. The last address was on "Japan" by 
Rev. H. St. George Tucker of the Episcopal Board, 
president of St. Paul's college, Tokio, Japan. The 
meeting was adjourned at 4 p. m. 

Massachusetts was represented by five delegates : 
L H. Moseley and C. E. Hood. '06, J. R. Parker 
and A D. Farrar. '08. and C. H. White. '09. 

F.. "08. 

Colleg? Notts- 

— Morse. '02, spent a few hours at college last week 

— Colton, Ex- '06, made a short visit to college 
last week. 

— F. C. Pray, '06, entertained his brother here at 
college a few days ago. 

— J. Curtis and K. Gillett, '08, have been spending 
a few days at Dartmouth college. 

— French, '06, was unexpectedly visited by his 
father who remained with him several days. 

—It is expected that the 1907 Index will be out on 
time unless something unexpectedly turns up. 

— The cider mill has started up much to the satis- 
faction of the students who are putting it to good use. 

—Flint, '08, spent a few days at the Alpha Rho 
chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Bowdoln 

— Mr. Blrnwell, a graduate of Baker college in 
Kansas, Is doing some classification work for Dr. 
Fern aid. 

— Chase, '07, who has been confined to his room 
for several days on account of a sprained ankle is with 
us again. 

— The game that was to be played with Andover on 
Saturday last was postponed until yesterday at the 
request of the Andover manager. 

—Prof, and Mrs. W. P. Brooks and Mrs. Welling- 
ton attended the funeral services for Mrs. Levi Stock- 
bridge held in Springfield, Oct. 20. 

— The next informal will be held Saturday, Novem- 
ber 4th. We are anticipating a large number to 
attend as the last dance was a great success. 

— Willis, '09. had the misfortune to break his nose 
in a football scrimmage recently. This Is not serious 
enough however, to keep him from the squad. 

—Peters, '07, who was hurt in the Rhode Island 
game is improving slowly. We are all sorry that he 
will not be able to play again this season for he was 
one of our best players. 

—The class of 1 909 easily defeated a South Hadley 
footfall team on the campus on Saturday. Oct. 22nd. 
It is evident that there Is more football material in the 
freshmen class than we are aware of. 

— The many friends of Mr. Canavan, both In 
Amherst and away were grieved to hear of the death 
of his wife. Mr. Canavan has the heartfelt sympathy 
of the students, alumni and faculty for his loss. 

—Acting President W. P. Brooks was one of the 
speakers at a hearing given at Springfield on Wednes- 
day, Oct, 18, before the state commission to examine 
into the need of state Industrial and training schools. 
He spoke particularly in favor of agricultural education 
and his remarks were listened to with great attention. 

— At a meeting of the senior class the following 
officers were elected : President, C. E. Hood of 
Millis; vice-president, H. M. Russell of Bridgeport, 
Conn; secretary and treasurer, R. Wellington of 
Waltham ; class historian, F. D.Wholley of Cohasset ; 
sergeant-at arms, W. O. Taft of Pepperell ; class 
captain, D. H. Carey of Rockland. 

— The following promotions and appointments of 
officers and non-commissioned officers have been 
made : Batallion sergeant major, George W. Sleeper ; 
ordinance sergeant, J. N. Summers; color sergeants 
C. A. Tirrell and H. M. Russell; corporals, H. B. 
Filer, R.D. Whitmarsb.W. W.Brown, C. S. Gillett ; 
J. H. Walker, C. B. Tompson, J. O. Chapman, C. 
King, R. J. Watts, T. A. Barry; 2nd lieutenant, 
A. H. M. Wood; sergeants, R. Wellington, A. W. 
Hall, Jr. 


The first informal dance of the year was held in the 
drill hall Oct. 14th. After watching New Hampshire 
go down to defeat a large number made for the drill 
hall where from fivs to nine jolly good fellowship 
reigned supreme. Tne hall was decorated with bunt 
ing and tropical plants from the college greenhouses. 

Some of the New Hampshire boys stayed to the 
dance and from all reports consider the M. A. C. 
informals quite the thing for a good time. 

Mrs. W. P. Brooks and Mrs. G. E. Martin received 
aided by Miss Lasby of South Hadley and Miss Eliot 
of Northampton. 

The committee in charge were Herman A. Suhlke 
chairman, Henry T. Pierce, Richard Wellington and 
Jesse G. Curtis. 

Among those present were : Mr. and Mrs. H. D. 
Hasklns of Amherst, Capt. and Mrs. G. E. Martin of 





Amherst G. E. Proulx of Amherst and Miss Holyoke, 
* H , yoke, G. N. Willis of Springfield and Miss Lee 
of Mt. Holyoke,F.L.Yeaw of Waltham andMiss Smith 
o Smith, M.A. Blake of Amherst and Miss Raymond 
of Mt. Holyoke, G. N. Searle of Westfield and Miss 
WUson of South Hadley, Prof. F. A. Waugh of 
Tmherst Prof. Rane of New Hampshire State col- 
^e E H Forestall of Amherst, N. A. Connoley 
of Dartmouth, and W. V. Tower of Amherst 

The New Hampshire boys who stayed for the | dance 
were Mr. Bachelor and Miss Shauks of Smith Mr 
Batchelor and Miss Starky of Mt. Holyoke Mr. Huse 
!n Miss Whitcomb of Holyoke, Mr Ingham and 
Miss Steel of Mt. Holyoke, Mr. Godfrey and Mis 
Brownell of Smith, Mr. Jenness and M ss Nel :of 
of Smith, Mr. Campbell and Miss Wheelock of Mt. 

" Thfundergraduatespresent were G. T- French and 
Miss Noland of Hatfeld, C. E. Hood and Miss Clark 
of M, Holyoke. H. M. Russell and Miss Farnswoth 
of Holyoke, R. W. Peakes and Miss Brown of Smith, 
H A Suhlke and Miss Carlton of Holyoke, F G 
Pray and Miss Hall of Amherst. E. H. Scott and 
M Ts French of Smith. E. F. Gaskell and Miss 
Knight of Peiham. Richard Wellington and Miss 
Selll of Mt. Holyoke, C.H.Chadwick an Miss 
Uversof Amherst, M. H. Clark and Miss Lmber 
of Amherst, F. C. Peters and Miss Love of Mt. Hol- 
yoke E D Philbrlck and Miss Harcourt of Boston, 
H T Pierce and Miss Mclntyre of Chicopee, C. F 
Alien and Miss Waldo of Mt. Holyoke, J. A. Ander 

£- n fMis^^ 

yoke ' K." E. Gillett and Miss Mae of Mt. Holyoke, 
R. Parker and Miss Phillips of Mt. Holyoke R. 
H lackson and Miss Whittemore of Mt Holyoke R. 
D Whtmarsh and Miss Drake of New Hartford 
Conn E H. Brown and Miss Crawford of Mt Hol- 
vokeG M. Codding and Miss Anderson North- 
s/on C H Paddock and Miss Lull of Windsor, 
v7 A H-' Smith and Miss Parsons of Northampton, 
H N I Tucker and Miss Robinson of Smith R. E. 
Wadsworth and Miss Butler of Smith. P. G. Cardin 
and R. E. Alger. 

Music was furnished by Warner s orchestra of 
Northampton and Brown of Amherst catered. 

Y. M. C. A. 

The attendance at the weekly prayer meetings on 
Thursday night., Is not what it should b. W th an 
enrollment of seventy-five, there ought to be a leas 
fifty men at every meeting. At present nearly as 
1L men who are not members, attend as regularly 
^racL members. ««*•*" 
that the active members are not doing their duty. 
For It is the duty of every active member to attend 
and take some part, other than singing, in every 

"^remark Is often made among the students her. 

tha our college lacks the advantages that some of the 

1 colleges enjoy In that we have so few speakers 

lack even more than this, we ' 

"turning out" in good numbers, on those lew 
"Ions, when we do have speakers come er. 
Nothing hurts the name of our college as to have a 
^speaker come here and talk ,0 a dozen men out 

:Hodav s'herefore "up tons" t we wou.d have 

° m ore Vantages , make the most o. the few we now 



There Is probably not one of us but what sits down 

in a while to think things in 

ran c ar bu things in general, those things which 

P 7 cart of our daily life, and in truth the very 

are a part ot j in such a state 

?::: ¥££?• £ *«~ <° - • such -. 

IT every true son 0. dear old "Mass'chussetts 
that every tru ^ ^ < , xls „ ng 

should stop on e , • of ^ 

Z?Z£ ^a- ^ -» "* be b '" er f 
T nod a college spirit worthy of cur alma mate, 
°° Z : we a 01 d icientin giving her all the bono, 
°l ! , her due? Our answers will vary according to 
Z ly we e„ne college spirit. I. by coleg. 
■ L mean the animated excitement which 
Jesses S upon , be footballfleld, or baseball 



diamond, we have nothing to fear. Mass'chusetts 
teams never lacked a hearty yell and good cheer 
toward victory. This sort ot spirit is found every- 
where where an atheletlc contest is taking place. 
But If we mean, besides this outward show of enthus- 
iasm, the spirit which animates the student body as a 
whole, as classes, or as individuals, to do the best 
they can for the sake of the college, then we have a 
different proposition to solve. 

In every college, we find three kinds of spirit : 
Fraternity, Class, and College spirit, and in M. A. 
C. we find them ranking in the above order. This 
is no doubt true in many other colleges, but it is evi 
dent that such a ranking is not for the best. The 
doctrine which says "My fraternity, my class, and 
then my college," is bound to meet with the very 
opposition which it embodies. Do we, at M. A. C. 
always stop to think of this? There is not a 
fraternity man in college who is not proud to display 
the emblem which means so much to him, and we 
admire him for his devotion, but when it comes to 
allowing his loyalty to override his best, unprejudiced, 
judgement, we cannot help but feel that there should 
be a higher and dominant spirit which always says 
"Put in the best man, whether he be my fraternity 
brother, or yours." We have seen jealous displays 
of power in our college affairs, and know from exper- 
ience that such enterprizes come pretty near being 
failures. Men don't come out well for a team when 
they know that a partisan spirit governs the choice of 
players. It is hard to collect taxes when a selfish 
management is in charge. The true fraternity spirit 
is that which always looks to the good of the college, 
and anything else is rank disloyalty. 

And then comes the more delicate question of class 
spirit. Is it the true college spirit which says "My 
class is the best ; It can defeat yours any day," or that 
which says "I believe my class is the best, but let's 
all pull together for the good of the college? ' ' Is 
It the true college spirit which says to the erring 
freshmen "You shall pay for this," or that which says 
"My friend, you've made a mistake ; things will be 
more satisfactory on all sides if you begin over and 
start right." We all make our mistakes. There 
are questions upon which our different temperaments 
cause us to think differently, but which, neverthelesss, 
are well worth serious consideration. Class spirit 

is all right, and indeed everything to be desired, 
when it is confined to the proper channels, but when It 
is unrestricted, it endangers the college spirit which 
should always have precedence. Just what these 
confinements are, however, is not for a few to say. 

And now we come to an easier and much more 
pleasant question to discuss. Do we get together 
often enough to sing the praises of our Alma Mater? 
There ought to be one day, or at least part of a day, 
set aside every year in which to call to mind what our 
college stands for, the work It has done, both athe- 
letically and scientifically, and to listen to those who 
have graduated in years past, as they tell us what the 
college has done for them and is still able to do for 
us, If we but give her a chance. Such a gathering, 
properly conducted and with appropriate celebrations, 
would get us together with a spirit and will for the 
year's work which would be a long time in wearing 
off, and which would promise better success for the 
whole college course. 

It seems to me that some of these questions are 
worth considering. If not, let us pass them by, and 
forget that there ever might be something better than 
that which is. Old Mass'chusetts Is by no means 
suffering from lack of enthusiam, but the question 
is, might it not be a little more marked and better 
directed than that which we boast of now. 


The second college Informal dance will be held 
Saturday afternoon at 4 30 in the Drill hall. Many 
have misunderstood as to the management and purpose 
of these informals and it may be well to have a few 
words of explanation given. The college informals 
were begun at Masssachusettsafew years ago In order 
that the social side of college life might be better 
promoted. Before this time only the Junior and Sen- 
ior promenades and previous to these the military 
ball, were the only principal social functions held at 
the college. These informals are under the manage- 
ment of the fraternity conference and the proceeds, 
if any, go towards the college athletics. It is desired 
that they be as they were started, college Informals, 
not informals for one fraternity, or for only the fraterni- 
ties, or for the three upper classes, but informals for 
the whole college. There Is this year as formerly a 
reluctance on the part of some of the students to 






take part. This is especially true of the Freshmen 
who often hesitate fearing to become conspicuous. 
It is hoped however that they will not let this inter- 
fere and that all those who possibly can will attend the 
informals and thus promote this department of college 
life. F -'' 08 " 

D*p&rtmtivf fJot*s. 

The Landscape division of the Junior class enjoyed 
a slightly different form of exercise in Arboriculture on 
the afternoon of the 27th. Mr. Canning took them 
down town and they visited the homes of Mr. Heaton 
and Professor Morse. On both of these estates, 
especially on that of Mr. Heaton, there was a fine 
collection of plants trees and shrubs, and under such 
an enthusiastic teacher as Mr. Canning the trip was 
not only pleasant but very Instructive. 
Dr. Stone recently took the members of the senior 
botany class on a trip to South Manchester to view 
the work of tree doctoring done by M. H. West, '03. 
This department has devoted much attention during 
the summer to studying the effects of copper sulphate 
on the plant life of ponds. Certain low forms of 
plant life such as algae often Infest reservoirs and 
ponds to such an extent as, to not only render the 
water unfit for drinking but also to give off a very 
offensive odor. This happened at the college pond 
last spring and the department, under dtrectlon of 
Dr. Stone, treated the pond with copper sulphate using 
ut one part to eight million of water with appar- 
ent success. Bacteria in water have received partic- 
ular attention and much work has been done with 
these organisms both in the pond and in the laboratory 
using the same copper sulphate treatment for eradicat- 
ing them. 

A complete study is being made of the effects of 
gases on plant life. Illuminating, sewer, and soft and 
hard coal gases are receiving particular attention In 
this test as well as the various components of these 
gases such as hydrogen sulphide, marsh gas, chlorine, 
etc. Plants are confined under limited glass cages 
and subjected to contact with these gases and the 

effects observed. Besides this laboratory work on 
these lines the department has inspected and Identified 
the injurious and often fatal results of gas on trees In 
more than ten towns through the state. This inspec- 
tion of shade trees In towns and cities has grown to be 
an important feature of the work of this department. 
Attention has also been given to the Injury caused 
to trees and plants by banding materials used exten- 
sively in the eastern part of the state for the Gypsy 
and Brown Tail Moths. 

Experiments have been carried on this year similar 
to those carried on for the past eight or ten years on 
the texture of the soil and some very interesting 
results will soon be published. 

Soil stirilizatlon for the purpose of destroying fun- 
gous diseases which prey upon greenhouse crops has 
also been studied. 

For the past two years the department has been 
working on various mechanical and chemical devises 
for measuring and recording the extent and intensity 
of sunlight in greenhouses. Various forms of sunshine 
recorders have been devised and very interesting 
results will be published before long. 

Some work has been done on the effects of elec- 
tricity on plant growth but not as much as has been 
done during the two previous years. The work has 
now reached a stage where available equipment is 
not sufficient and but little more can be done until 
apparatus can be either devised or 

more suitable 


The senior horticulture division is now taking up 
description of fruits and some samples of several vari- 
eties of apples from Kansas were used besides fruit 
grown on the college farm. A shipment of apples 
from Michigan has lately been received and more 
are coming from Nova Scotia, a famous apple coun- 
try. These will also be used for judging, nomencla- 
ture, and classification. 

The senior landscape gardeners are having practi- 
cal exercises in surveying and planning for road mak- 
ing on various parts of the college grounds going into 
all the details of the plans. One of these roads will 
doubtless be actually constructed sooner or later the 
course being laid out down through the ravine. 

The division of Floriculture is doing itself proud in 
the fine greenhouse and flower display which is on 

exhibition at the plant houses. The chrysarthemums 
are just coming into bloom and in quantity, quality, 
and variety they rival any previously grown here. 
The flowers give the floriculture class a fine opportu- 
nity for judging them in the course under Mr. Canning. 
The violets also are doing nicely, and the carnations 
are prepairing to give a gorgeous display of bloom ere 

Last years mushroom bed in the upper house has 
been enlarged and sown with spawn for another crop. 
Besides the English spawn there are two new varieties 
being tried out in which the department has great 
hopes. They seem to be very enthusiastic over 
mushroom growing as a business, for, like every other 
new thing of good quality, mushrooms readily create 
a market for themselves and command fine prices 
often bringing fifty cents a pound. 


The first meeting of the agricultural seminar was 

held on Oct. 13. A. W. Higgins, '07, spoke on 

"The Greenhouse for the General Farmer." At the 

election following Scott, '06, was chosen president ; 

At the Horticultural Seminar, held on Oct. 20, Mr. 
Strain, '06, spoke on his summer work in Pennsylva- 
nia. He was under Mr. Davey, the celebrated tree 
doctor, who now gives his whole time to this work. 
Mr. Davey secures his contracts for work by advertis- 
ing freely in all the dally papers and by stereoptican 
lectures. Mr. Strain spoke on the general subject of 
pruning old trees and the care and treatment needed 
In the growing of young trees. He brought out the 
system by which all good tree doctoring Is done, giv 
Ing examples from the work which he did himself. 
At the close of his talk, Professor Waugh spoke of 
the advantages gained by summer work on the same 
Una in which the student Is working In college. He 
brought out by his talk the great benefit a student can 
receive by this practical work, and that it would save 
just so much time after his graduation. 

At the Seminar held Oct. 26. Mr. Mudge, '06, 
addressed the meeting. The Metropolitan Park 
System was the subject on which he spoke ; he gave 
a history of the organization and growth of the sys 

Wellington, '06, vice-president; Moseley, '06. sec- tern and its management and work. But the greater 

retary and treasurer. The committee on arrange- 
ments were Scott, Wellington and Brown, '08. 

The students attending the seminar held Oct. 24 
were favored with an address by Mr. Canning of the 
Horticultural Department on "Market Gardening as a 
Side Issue." He spoke particularly of making and 
managing hot beds in such a way that early crops of 
fine quality may be sold from them at a handsome 
figure and thus prove a very profitable branch of the 
main business. Most of the work In starting and 
caring for hot beds comes from January to March. 
A good crop to grow in this way is lettuce between 
which radishes may be sown. These grow rapidly 
and can be marketed In four weeks leaving room for 
the lettuce. Besides these crops plants can be 
grown for sale such as tomato, cabbage, cauliflower. 
Mr. Canning also spoke of mushrooms, a crop being 
grown more and more for market. In good season 
they bring good prices and may be grown under 
greenhouse benches, in sheds, cellars and other dark 
places. Many other Interesting and valuable points 
on the subject were given by the speaker who 
gathered them from his wide personal experience and 

part of the hour was used by Mr. Mudge In speaking 
of the Blue Hills Reservation, a branch of the Metro- 
politan Park System. During the past summer he 
was employed on this Reservation as a tree doctor. 
So he was in a position to give an excellent account 
of just how the Reservation is kept in order. The 
first and paramount object of these reservations is to 
secure suitable places In which the multitude of peo- 
ple, in the vicinity of Boston, can get away from the 
strife and turmoil of city life and enjoy the beauties 
of nature. 


The athletic association is in a very precarious sit- 
uation this fall. A large debt was incurred last 
spring In carrying out the baseball schedule, but it was 
by no means the fault of the management. Just 
why this happened need not be entered Into. This 
debt caused the football season to start under adverse 
conditions as a promise of payment at an early date 
had to be made before the schedule was ratified by 
the athletic board. At the time promised for pay 
ment the management was unable to pay all of the 
debt but through the kindness of a few loyal friends 




the rest was promised on condition that it would be 
paid if the management was unable to finish the sea- 
son on account of lack of funds. Nearly every stu- 
dent has paid his tax this fall and many others have 
given more but we still lack funds sufficient to entirely 
pay the debt. The intention of this article is to call to 
the attention of the alumni the serious straits we are 
in. It is hoped that as many of the alumni as pos- 
sible will give us what help they can. It seems hard 
to ask you for more help but a little help from many 
individuals will enable the management to come out 
clear. The difficulty lies in the fact that if these 
small bills are allowed to run the credit of the college 
is seriously hurt and other future managers will be 
necessarily crippled at the start. Such a condition 
as we are now in will be the last of its kind In this 
college, it can be safely said. It now only remains 
to finish this season and wipe out the debt. The 
alumni are respectfully asked to contribute aid in as 
far as they can see their way clear to do so. 


The 1907 Index will be out approximately on 
December 10, 1905- All alumni desiring copies 
should notify M. H. Clark Jr. as early as 

'97._Married June 29, 1905. Charles A. Peters 
of Moscow, Idaho, to Miss Mary D. Klttrldge of 
Berkeley, California. 

<97,_George D. Leavens, a prominent farmer of 
Grafton visited friends at the college recently. 

A. C. Wilson is now with the engineering 

department of the Lake Superior Smelting Co., and 
is now located at Dollar Bay, Houghton County, 
' 97. __ Ransom M. Morse of Gardner, visited col- 
lege for a few days recently. 

•03. _Wm. E. Allen, Room 27. Boylston Build- 
ing, Broadway, New York. New England agent for 
Reiter Fruhauf & Co., of New York, manufac- 
turers of high grade men's clothing. 

'03— C. H. Halligan is acting as coach of the 
football team of the National Farm School. Doyles- 
ton, Penn.. where he is instructor. 

Class of 1904. 
[List published October, 1905.] 
M. F. Ahearn, Manhattan, Kan.. Foreman of 
greenhouse, K. S. A. C. 

E. A. Back, 96 Pleasant St., Amherst, Graduate 
student M. A. C. 

M. A. Blake, Amherst, instructer in horticulture, 
M. A. C. 

F. D. Couden, 1310 Columbia Road, N. W., 
Washington, D. C, U. S.. dept. of agriculture, 
bureau of entomology. 

C. F. Elwood, Creens Farms, Conn., general 
farming and fruit growing. 4 Onions a specialty. 

E. S. Fulton, Mlddletown, Conn., assistant chem- 
ist, Wesleyan university. 

A. W. Gilbert, Orono, Maine, Assistant Agricul- 
turist, University of Maine. 

J. W. Gregg, landscape gardner, Arbor Lodge, 
Nebraska City Nebraska. 

C. H. Griffin, St. Louis, Mo., medical student, 
Barnes university. 

S. B. Haskell, Amherst, assistant agriculturist and 
instructor in agriculture, M. A. C. and Hatch Experi- 
ment Station. 

F. F. Henshaw. Washington, D. C, U. S. geo- 
logical Survey. Stream gaging work. 

Z. T. Hubert, Tallahassee, Fla., Professor of agri- 
culture and natural science, Florida State Normal 

D. Newton, 1 15 Wall St.. New Haven, Conn. 
Graduate stundent, Yale university. 

G. E. O'Hearn, Pittsfield. Mass., with Eagle 
Publishing Co. 

■"*S. R. Parker. Amherst. Hatch Experiment 

A. L. Peck, landscape gardener, 41 Mackay St.. 
Montreal, P. Q. 

R. A. Qulgley, 20 Bartlett St., Brockton, Mass. 
Student, Harvard Medical college. 

R. R. Raymoth, landscape gardener, 712 Bed- 
ford Ave., Evansville, Ind. 

P. F. Staples, Woodbine, N. J. Horticulturist. 
Baron de Hlrsch Agricultural and Industrial school. 


H. M. White, 1206 K St.. N. W. , Washington, 
D. C. Division Pomology. U. S. Dept. Agriculture. 


Nine members of the class of 1905 who are loca- 
ted in the vicinity of Boston had dinner at the Quincy 
in that city. Saturday evening, Oct. 14. College 
and class loyalty was much in evidence and the gath- 
ering was voted a success in every way. It is the 
Intention of the class to hold another dinner on the 
evening of the Tufts game at the Quincy. It is hoped 
that all 1905 men will make a special effort to be on 
hand at the game in Medford and the dinner in Bos- 
ton, Friday Nov. 24. It was voted to hold a dinner 
each month at the Quincy. Those present at the 
first dinner were Bertram Tupper, C. L. Whitaker, 
P. F. Williams, W. A. Munson. C. W. Lewis. R. 
P. Gay. C. S. Holcomb, H. F. Thompson, G H 

'05. — W. M. Sears, Dairy Superintendant at 
Berry Farm, Seekonk, R. I. 

'05.— L. S. Walker. Pittsfield, Maine. 

'05.— C. L. Whitaker and W. A. Munson now, 
Munson, Whitaker Co., office at 48 Winter St.' 
Boston, Mass. Scientific care of trees, shrubs and 
lawns — landscape architects. 

'05.— G. W. Patch, with Brown Durrall Co., 

'05.— E. W. Newhall, 309 Sansome St.. San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Ex- '08. —Frank L. Austin is now dairyman and 
herdsman for G. C. Mosher, Kansas City, Mo. 




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Princeton has 35 candidates for the cross-country 

Princeton university has abolished compulsory daily 
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The freshmen at Trinity have been obliged to wear 
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Three sophomores at Columbia university have 
been suspended for one year for participating in 

The fifth international convention of the student 
volunteer movement is to be held at Nashville, Tenn. 
in 1906. 

Of the 25 universities of the entire world which 
enroll 3000 or more students nine are found in this 
country. — Ex. 

The Institute of Technology has just been left$20,000 
by Charles Tidd Baker. All the late Mr. Baker said 
was that he sincerely hoped that others would do 

A course in railway construction and education has 
been installed at the University of Chicago. This is 
something new and it seems to be thought a very 
important step. 

At the University of California the athletes are to 
be given a separate class in gymnasium work, and 
will receive credit towards graduation for their work 
on the gridiron, diamond and track. 

Mr. Andrew Carnegie has promised $125,000 to 
Smith college, providing that friends of the institution 
raise an equal amount. The money is to be used for 
the erection and maintenance of a new biological 

More than 600 students were ducked in Lake Men- 
dota at Madison, Wis., in the annual freshman- 
sophomore class rush. It was said to be the most 
furious and strenuous afair in the history of the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. — Ex. 

As a result of the Roosevelt football conference, 
held at the White House, a short time ago, all the 
•Caches of the big teams have signed an act of reso- 
lutions in which they pledge themselves as devotees 
to clean sport without undue roughness. — Ex. 

A Bowdoin college student took a notion the other 
day that he would practice the simple life for a 
change. He sold all his fine furniture, removed his 
pictures and photographs from the wall, carpets from 
the floor and draperies from the windows. Even the 
electric light features went down in the crusade 
against luxury. He now sits in a straight-back chair 
in a room lighted at night by candles and retires early. 
He says that he never fully enjoyed life before. 

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L.. H. Moseley. Pros. 
R. W. Peak**, Manager 
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J. E. Martin. Sec. 

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After a brief rest the football squad is again at 
work preparing for the last two games of the season 
The students are taking more interest in the work of 
the team than they formerly were and better enthusi- 
asm is shown. With this added interest there should 
be no difficulty In so strengthening the team that the 
season can be wound up in a blaze of glory. Every 
student and alumnus that can possibly attend the 
game at Springfield on the 18th and the Tufts game 
at Medford on the 24th should be on hand to cheer 
our team on to victory. The team itself is doing 
everything possible in the way of preparing for the 
game and It is now up to the students to do their part 
We sincerely hope that the spirit manifested during 
the last few days will continue until the close of the 

The managers and captains of the college teams 
recently held a meeting and considered the establish- 
ment of a permanent committee to consist or these 

men, t..e duty of which shall consist in reportlnR the 
names of those men deserving financial h^lp 5 he 
proper authorities for employing them. After much 
deliberation it was deemed advisable to establish 

Z tTTf C ^ n ° ,hing m ° re can * *>"« ""til 
the student body takes action upon it. The student 

body will soon be called upon to decide whether such 

a committee will be established or not. We wish 

the students to think carefully about this and to 

decide, each man for himself, whether such a com 

m ttee would be given his personal support if it were 

established. If each student will do this the question 

o nsta ing this new committee can be 'quickly 

settled at a mass meeting. It mus t be thoroughly 

understood that the student body would have to stand 

back of any decision made by such a committee. It 

may be well to state here just what has given rise to 

he consideration of this subject. In the first place 

he college has lost several men who desired to come 

flnanl? T^ " "" COuW "" ■""»■" lh ™ 
financial help by means of some kind of work, have 

entered other colleges where such work wa, easily 



obtained. This refers especially to athletic men. If 
we had had some committee whose duty was to 
attend to such cases these men could have entered 
as help could have been promised them. But as it 
is now, and was at those times, no one could say 
definitely whether anything could be done or not for 
them and so these men were lost to the college. 
This may seem to some to have an element of pro- 
fessionalism in it, but it is not so. All of the various 
positions must be filled by someone and It is the cus- 
tom of every college to employ only athletic men in 
such places. There is also the question of helping 
those men who have become prominent in athletics 
since their entrance to college. In the past some of 
these men have received help and others have not 
simply because there was no one who had authority 
to do it. We believe that no better committee could 
be chosen to have charge of this than one consisting 
of the persons mentioned as they would represent, in 
a non-partisan way, the various interests of the col- 
lege. We hope that the students will take a personal 
interest in this, and will give such suggestions as they 
think advisable and will be free in asking for any kind 
of Information which they deem necessary In order to 
reach a decision on this matter. 

tainly an idea worthy of consideration by all who have 
the Interests of the college at heart. 

We have all been aware of the difficulty in collect- 
ing athletic taxes from the students. This fact has 
lead us to think whether there could not be some 
better way to obtain the funds necessary for athletics. 
Several Ideas have been proposed by different stu- 
dents, but none seem to hit the mark exactly right. 
Perhaps the best one that has been suggested Is this : 
To have a registration fee of about ten dollars to be 
paid by every student at the beginning of each year to 
be used strictly for athletics. There has been a rule 
recently made at Dartmouth requiring each under- 
graduate to pay an annual tax of five dollars to be 
expended in the Interest of athletic teams. Whether 
this rule was passed by the faculty or by the under- 
graduates themselves we were unable to learn, but it 
appears that the faculty were the chief Instigators of 
the movement. If such a registration fee were intro- 
duced here the whole trouble of collecting taxes would 
be done away with. It may be possible that such a 
scheme would be Impracticable at this college, but 
we are unable to see why It should be. This Is cer- 

The question of changing the rules of football is 
one that should interest every college man. This 
subject has been agitated this year more than ever 
before starting with the radical stand taken by Presi- 
dent Roosevelt upon this question. Several ideas 
have been proposed but nothing definite has been 
accomplished although the probability of a change 
seems to be evident. In a letter to John D. Merrill, 
secretary of the Harvard graduate's athletic associa- 
tion, William T. Reid, Jr., head coach of the foot- 
ball team, takes the stand that the game of football, 
as at present played needs to be radically changed. 
Coach Reid says that the evils attendirg the game 
are of such a nature that a mere technical revision 
of the rules will not suffice to dispel them. The text 
of the letter as given in the Springfield Republican of 
Nov. 9, is as follows : 

Cambridge, Nov. 8, 1905. 
John D. Merrill, Secretary Harvard Graduates 
Athletic Association : 

Dear Sir \ After several years experience 
with intercollegiate football, after careful considera- 
tion of the criticisms which have been made of the 
game, and after many honest but fruitless efforts to 
change it so that the criticisms could be avoided, I 
have become convinced that the game as it is played 
today has fundamental faults which cannot be removed 
by any mere technical revision of the rules. Although 
I am willing to admit that the necessary roughness of 
the game may be objectionable to some people, that 
appears to me to be much less than the fact that there 
is a distinct advantage to be gained by brutality and 
evasions of the rules, offenses which, In many 
instances, the officials cannot detect because they are 
committed when the player, and the ball also, are 
hidden from the eyes of the umpire. For these 
reasons, I have come to believe that the game ought 
to be radically changed. I therefore respectfully 
request your association, which represents the alumni 
of the university, Immediately to appoint a commit- 
tee whose duty it shall be to make a careful investiga- 
tion of the subject and to report such thorough altera- 
tions In the game as will remove the unfair advantage 
now obtained from violation of the rules, will put a 

-^ toteresllngs ^TC; e ; 0U T esc,en 

ai»i. u (Signed), W. T. R EID . J R 

position ,„ Z7j; b nZZlT"'*™- hl! 

note, says .dliortally '_ "wJTr . I C> ° °' "" 
lo<«collegla,« football, • , h a V e t? Ch *"" ■* °' 
'"a. 0. gam. „ „ ls p , d ha t V ; ' ~™ convince 

<»«<* »h,ch canno, he r/J^^T: 1 '' 
=al revision of the rules • ,. Z ., " ct ""- 

«.. -*» conn:; J' r; u : sl s ,'i r a /~ 

raised. Mr. Reid w « hi m ..„ M " ons ,hal are 
he coached one o, nZar WeaV,™ *»•■ 
** .Ivlng his who.e „T, a d* * "^ £ ? "? 
opmem of another Harvard team w. h 
h« taws more about football teJ^TE £ 
man, and we hope to see him a arvard 

Ws enough ttTl^KVE "' 

.*>ch hi LZTZ7 '" I"' "*" ""' he ™uld 

^ I ; but ™r a so ^acheVnls ,ba " " " ""' "™ 
hardest that is l„ ,h, m „ '" '" pta > r """-'he 

msis,s,h„,h XEs^LSsr* whe " "' 

'" 'he game than, ?°' n f /"orations must be made 
■ "as Camema uZ ' ° ""*?* '^d, that 
« . P-d. or e a n d„c,^ ; he b u 7 a : £*-" *■ « 
'oottall man tha, Harvard has • Th I PrK " Ci " 
on pointing out the facuL p u, ed "°" al « oes 

hut afterwards thought to L . T "' y °"- 
continues .— •The weich „^ h "*"'' and "»" 
•<« Places footh un t a v ,: S he C a° mbl " ed aUlh0d ' 
We must honestly face IT ,t^ arral «" m *"<- 
characteristics whL . '" ""' "" *™° has 


rules of football ^^mc ZT 5 cnan * e tn « present 

foohng o, disconten m a;:XTb,°,r gr ° V ' h " ' *"■ 
Some of ,«,,„.,„ ,, Th!, L m oe"»fos. The 

ooo rougher overyear an Z ' - fT* '"«>*' 

*■ -gth asrua^rr 


"0. -ha, of ,h, M prlnT r a e ge P £ t T«* """" " 
can be safely said tha, thf ma.,1 ' , k '"^ " 
hall rules so that ™- """ "' ch "* ,n * 'out. 

attention o, all leading football Jj ' """"' 


Andover, 30 ; M. A. C 

The Andover teaTls o" fTes, ," And0V "- 
minor colleges and J_ \ * teams ,n tr »« 

of the heaviest oZV^ ^^ "< ^° 0ne 
- aimost eve" poi Tw^ « *£»« 
"ne team work Andover LcedhoL .""^ ^ 
steady gains. ° ,es ln 0ur »ne for 

■n the first half, Andover scored *. 
straight line plays r n Z «. , ? rM t,mes D > 
♦h- w i. y n tne second half M A r u \ 

the ball twice on Andover's 25-yard L \ 7' d 
attempt at a aoal hZl *u 7 * " ne but ea ch 

McKa P y and M^y ^detv raf 2f MCrrm ' 
the game. Captain Hnhh g °° d fUns dur, n« 

offense. P "^ Vas a,so e ^tive on the 

The summary , 


Peirce, I. e . 
Hobbs. |. t. 
Avery, 1. g, 
Austin, c. 

Jackson. Richmond, r e 

Rsher. r. t. 

Lynn. Kllpatrick. r. e . 

Merritt, q. b. 

M "rphy. |. h. b. 

Barthelomew. r. h. b. 

McKay, Daly. f. . 

Score-Phillips Andover, 30 

f)lr.mttin O ** . _ 

m a. c. 
r - e„ Crossman 
r- t.. Craighead 
r - f -. Willis, Farley 
c Cutter 
'• g-. Carey 
<• '• Farley. Summers 
'• c. Clark 
q- b. Cobb 
r - h. b. French 
'• "• b.. Ta/t. Browne 
'• b., Phllbrick 
Touchdown— Hobbs. Bar- 

tholomew 2. Murphv 2 

men-EIdrid,e and Re e . n £!?*-*"*** Lln«- 
mlnut. halves. * T 'mer -Pointer. Time 20 




November 7 the freshmen football team went to 
Suffield and played the Connecticut Literary institute. 
The Suffield team Is one of the strongest preparatory 
school teams In the Connecticut valley having been 
scored upon but once this season. The contest was 
very evenly fought neither goal being threatened 
throughout the contest. The nearest approach to 
scoring came in the second half when C. L. I. had 
the ball on their opponents 25-yard line. Jones and 
Kenealy made several fine runs for the home team. 
O'Donnell gained many yards for '09. The defensive 
work of the freshmen In the backfield was the feat- 
ure of the game. 

The summary 




. Brown 

g. Cox 

c. L 

Jones, 1. c. r - e 

Collins. 1. t. r - *• 

Davison, I. g. T 

WhUley, c. c - Stew * rt 

Eggleson, r. g. »• c " Caffr °y 

Lloyd, r. t. >• *•• Thompson 

Stanogle. J. e. »• e " Treat 

Abbey, q. b. <«• b - Ma P s 

Williams. 1. h. b. r. "• °- O'Donnell 

Kenealy. r. h. b. I- "• *>•• Warner, Corbett 

Kohler. f. b. <• b - Cr05bv 
Referee— Stockweli. Umpire — Philbrick. Linesmen — 
Packard. Blake, and Firton. Time— 15-mlnute halves. 


The annual sophomore-freshman football game took 
place Saturday Nov. 4 on the campus previous to the 
informal dance in the drill hall. The game was 
exciting and close and many watched with Interest 
the struggle which finally in the last of the second 
half was won by the sophomores. The teams were 
evenly matched and It was only when the game was 
over that the victory was sure. The first half started 
by Crossman kicking off to Glllett who ran the ball back 
about 15 yards, 1908 then rushed the ball by short 
line bucks about 20 yards when they were held for 
downs, 1909 took the ball from the centre of the field 
and rushed it 10 yards by straight line bucks. O'Don- 
nell then made 20 yards around their left end. This 
brought the ball to 1 908 's 20 yard line where they 
braced up and held for downs. Shattuck then kicked 
to Blake who carried the ball 5 yards before being 
tackled. The freshman then rushed the ball by a right 

tackle back formation through left tackle until they 
they reached 1908 's ten yard line where the sopho- 
mores held them for downs. Shattuck punted again 
and the ball rolled out of bounds on the sophomores 
30 yard line where Crosby fell on the ball. The half 
ended with the ball here. In the second half the 
sophomores had much the better of the argument. 
During this half Farley was changed from left to right 
tackle and broke up the right tackle back formation of 
1 909 so that at no time in the second half did the 
freshman make their distance through the line. The 
second half started by Johnson kicking off to Blake 
who was tackled without gain, 1909 then lost the. ball on 
downs. The sophomores took the ball on the 35-yard 
line and bucked through the line for 15 yards where 
Shattuck tried a drop kick which was blocked and the 
ball went to 1909. After a short gain the freshman 
lost the ball on downs, 1908 then rushed the ball to 
the 7 yard line when a fumble was made but Shattuck 
picked up the ball and carried it around the freshman 
right end for a touchdown. Shattuck missed a diffi- 
cult goal. Johnson then kicked off again and the 
half ended with the ball in 1909's possession on their 
25 yard line. 


r. a. Crossman 
r. Im Sexton 
r. g, Caffery 
c. Whelpley 
Tucker. Stewart 
1. t., Thompson 
I. e., Treat 
q. b„ Blake 
r. h. b.. Warner. Maps 
1. h. b., O'Donnell 
f. b., Crosby 
1909 0. Touchdown— Shattuck. Lines- 
men—Martin. Pierce, '06. Referee-Proula. Umpire- 
McCey. Timekeeper— Tannatt. 15 and 20 minute halves. 





Barry, 1. e. 
Farley. 1. t. 
Anderson, 1 
Jackson, c. 
Wheeldon, r. g 
Jones, r. t. 
Hyslop, Farrar 
Bates, q. b. 
Shattuck. 1. h. b. 
Gillett, r. h. b. 
Johnson, f. b. 
Score— 1908 5 


r. e. 


The basketball squad under the direction of Captain 
Peters will soon begin active practise In the drill hall. 
New baskets have been put up and everything is ready 
for a prosperous season. The schedule this year Is a 
hard one and comprises many colleges far above us 
In athletic standing but nevertheless If the proper 
spirit Is shown and the squad works faithfully there Is 
no reason why we can't run a season that will be a 


credit to the college. At least two good teams must 
be had In order to play all the games as there are 
times when two or three games come on successive 
evening. Every position is open and all will have a 
chance to make good. It Is up to the students now to 
make this department of athletics what It should be. 
The schedule so far as it has been arranged by the 
manager follows : 

Dec. 5—1906-1908. 

8— Boston College at M. A. C. 
13— Wesleyan at Middletown, Conn. 
14— Storrs Agricultural College atStorrs, Conn. 
15- Open, probably with 14th Infantry in Hart- 
ford, Conn. 
16— Trinity at Hartford, Conn. 
5 or 6— Open at M. A. C. 
12— Newport Naval Reserves at Newport, R. f. 
13— Brown at Providence, R. F. 
18— Wesleyan at M. A. C. 
19— Tufts at M. A. C. 
24— Lowell Textile School at Lowell. 
26— Storrs Agricultural College at M. A. C. 
31— Cushing Academy at Ashburham. 
3— Trinity at M. A. C. 
9 or 10— Open at M. A. C. 
23— Boston College at Boston. 
24 — Afternoon, Andover at Andover. 
28— Open at M. A. C. 
March 3— New Hampshire College at M. A. C. 

It must be understood that this schedule has yet to 
be ratified but there will probably be no change. The 
open dates at M. A. C. will be filled with teams from 
local Y. M. C. A.'s, If not from other colleges. 

CoUe*< Not«. 


Last winter the state legislature of Arkansas, 
recognizing the work of the Young Men's Christian 
Association in Arkansas university, gave $1 ,000 to it 
for equipment. The students, faculty, and friends in 
Fayetteville pledged an equal amount. The board of 
truestees then set aside for Association use an entire 
floor of the south wing of the main building. In this 
the association has now fitted up a trophy room, a 
missionary room, a Bible study room, a small chapel, 
a library, and a game room. It has employed a full 
time secretary and the work is In a very prosperous 

—The assistants at the Experiment Station are 
taking postgraduate work besides their regular duties. 

—The 1907 Index Is progressing well and If noth- 
ing happens will be out on time. An excellent book 
is expected. 

—Miss C. E. Livers has been spending the last 
two weeks with her sister, who is a member of the 
Junior class. 

—Richard Welligton, '06, is In charge of the 
dairy room during the absence of Mr. Gear, who is 
on a vacation. 

—Acting Pres. Brooks and Dr. Stone are going 
to Washington In a few days to attend a meeting of 
agricultural chemists. 

—Lull, '09, who was Injured in a scrub game the 
first of the season is now able to attend recitations 
although he Is still on crutches. 

—Mr. M. A. Blake has been in Rhode Island for 
the past few days to help coach the Rhode Island 
Agricultural college football team for their game with 
Trinity which was played on Nov. 1 1th. 

—Dr. Wellington recently went to Harvard uni- 
versity to listen to the lectures by Prof. Otswald, 
the famous German chemist. One of his lectures 
was on the subject of "Esperant" the new universal 

—Plans for the furnishing and equipping of the new 
horticultural building Is now occupying most of the 
attention of the horticultural department. Furniture 
agents are being Interviewed and a large amount of 
designing is being done. 

—The last informal dance was a great success. 
The date for the next one has not been decided upon 
yet, but will undoubtedly come In the early part of 
January. Mr. Suhlke has done very good work as 
chairman of the Informal committee and everyone 
should give him their assistance. 

—The horticultural department has recently 
received a large collection of berry-bearing plants to 
be used by the landscape gardening classes. These 
plants are extensively used In landscape work for win- 
ter effects. The collection came from the city parks 
of Boston through the kindness of James W. Duncan. 
A large collection of bulbs has been received from 
Philadelphia to be used by the class In floriculture 






The second informal dance of the year was held 
Saturday, November 4th, In the drill hall. The 
affair was a great success and many new faces were 
seen on the floor. Previous to the dance there was 
a football game between the sophomores and fresh- 
men and at four-thirty both sophomores and freshmen 
joined hands and class feeling was forgotten. Danc- 
ing continued from four till nine o'clock. Immedi- 
ately after supper had been served all the fellows 
gathered In the center of the hall and sang "Sons of 
Old Massachusetts," "The Old Rotunda" and many 
other songs winding up with the college yell. This 
feature was considered excellent by all who attended. 
The decorations were bunting and tropical plants 
from the College greenhouses. Brown of Amherst 
catered and Warner's Orchestra furnished music. 

Mrs. Cooley and Mrs. Martin of Amherst received 
aided by Miss Snow of Northampton and Mrs. Ray- 
mond of Smith. 

Among the alumni who attended were M. A. 
Blake of Amherst and Miss Raymond of Mt. Hol- 
yoke, E. A. Back of Amherst and Miss Latimer of 
Llmsbury, Conn., A. V. Osmun of Amherst and 
Miss Latimer of Llmsbury, Conn., and A. N. Swain 
of Geneva, N. Y., and Miss Lee of Mt. Holyoke. 

The undergraduates present were G. T. French and 
Miss Shackford of Mt. Holyoke, E. F. Gaskill and 
Miss Newman of Springfield, C. E. Hood and Miss 
Clark of Mt. Holyoke, F. C. Pray and Miss Hall of No. 
Amherst, H. M. Russell and Miss Cobb of Amherst, 
E. H. Scott and Miss Corrigln of Shuf field, Conn., 
H. A. Suhlke and Miss French of Smith, W. 0. 
Taft and Miss Burnham of Mt. Holyoke, R. Welling- 
ton and Miss Holly of Amherst, H. B. Filer and 
Miss O Keefe of South Manchester, Conn., C. H. 
Chadwlck and Miss Livers of Boston, M. H. Clark 
and Miss Lambert of Amherst, E. D. Phllbrlck and 
Miss Livers of Amherst, H. T. Pierce and Miss 
Mac Intyre of Chlcopee, C. F. Allen and Miss Bates 
of Pelham, A. J. Anderson and Miss Jenks of Mt. 
Holyoke, Carleton Bates and Miss Fay of Northamp- 
ton, R. R. Blake and Miss Ripley of Smith, M. M. 
Browne and Miss Cooley of Smith, G. R. Cobb and 
Miss Ryan of Amherst, A. D. Farrar and Miss 
Parker of Westfleld, K. E. Glllet and Miss Noble of 
Mt. Holyoke. R. H. Jackson and Miss Whlttlmore 

of Mt. Holyoke, J. R. Parker and Miss Phillips of 
Mt. Holyoke, F. A. Waugh and Miss Judge of 
Smith, A. L. Whiting and Miss Farrar of Amherst. 
L. W. Chapman and Miss Wilson of South Hadley, 
C. L. Flint and Miss Steel of Mt. Holyoke, J. G. 
Curtis and Miss Squires of Holyoke, H. C. Chase 
and Miss Mlnot of Portland, Me., C. E. Treat and 
Miss Boutelle of Mt. Holyoke, H.J. Neale and Miss 
Nipon of Smith, E. H. Brown and Miss Crawford of 
Mt. Holyoke, E. J. Burke and Miss O'Neal of West- 
fleld, G. M. Codding and Miss MacKilllp of Smith. 
H. P. Crosby and Miss Randolph of Amherst, S. S. 
Crossman and Miss Butler of Smith, H. W. French 
and Miss Booth of Holyoke, C. H. Maps and Miss 
Snow of Holyoke, H. W. Turner and Miss Farns- 
worth of Holyoke, C. H. Paddock and Miss Whitney 
of Mt. Holyoke, Howard Bates of Willfeton and Miss 
Richer of Smith, Roy Gaskill of Amherst and Miss 
Knight of Chlcopee, and G. N. Searle of Westfleld 
and Miss Knowles of Westfleld. 

The committee desires to state that the next 
Informal will come after Christmas just after fraternity 
intlations so that a large number of alumni can be 


To the observant person many Interesting and sug- 
gestive things appear about college. Only a few days 
ago when the writer was attending one of his recita- 
tions, the professor In charge devoted some time to a 
discussion of the power which the Signal and Index 
have in telling outsiders about our college. A few 
hours later he was In the room of a classmate who 
was about to pay a visit to his home In a neighboring 
town and he heard his friend remark "1 must take 
home some Signals to show my sister as she always 
wants to see them." Again he has many times 
noticed copies of the Signal lying on the mall box to 
be sent away to friends by some student. Then It 
was, to be somewhat facetious, that the weighty 
powers entailed upon the writer as a member of the 
Signal Board first appealed to him. 

But to be serious, the student publications are 

criterions by which this college, as all others, are 

judged. To those people who have no Interest in 

athletics and who are not personally acquainted with 

lour line of work, there Is no means of reaching 

except by the printed page. As these people are 
usually the most fastidious of all in their judgement, 
it is a somewhat hard task to satisfy their ideals. 

The College Signal under its present policy appears 
solely as a college newspaper. We find in every Issue 
a page of editorial comments on college affairs, an 
account of athletic events, and columns devoted to 
college happenings, department notes, alumni and 
intercollegiate matters. Besides this there are longer 
articles upon such subjects as call for more extended 
notice. We make no attempt to Intrude on the field 
of a literary paper. No practical newspaper ever 
became very successful when run upon literary princi- 
ples and be ides at this college, which is devoted 
almost exclusively to scientific research, we cannot 
compete creditably with the classical college maga- 
zine. The interest and expectancy with which the 
undergraduates look forward to every issue of the paper 
seems to approve of the methods upon which it Is 

Our only other student publication, the Index or the 
junior class-book is quite different. Containing as it 
does all the statistics pertaining to the college and also 
all the events of the year, it must be skillfully handled 
to avoid tending at one extreme toward a census 
report of the college or at the other to a cheap joke- 
book. In the editorial department there is abundant 
opportunity for literary development but for the past 
few years the Index has been lamentably weak In 
editorials. In the Index the humorist, the embryonic 
poet and the artist all have an excellent chance to 
develop their talent and at the same time to spread 
the glory and honor of Massachusetts abroad. 
Especially the whole editorial board gets an Insight 
into the mystic art of book publishing. 

At the present time the student body seems to have 
a greater interest in the Index than In the Signal. 
The charm of novelty In each volume of the former 
is more appealing than the more regular and uniform 
appearance of the latter. After all, however, the 
Signal is published so much more frequently and Is 
circulated so widely that its influence Is stronger than 
the Index In the outside world. For this reason there 
should be more candidates for positions on the editorial 
board since, although there have been occasional cases 
of flagrant injustice In electing new members, in most 
cases the best fitted men have been chosen. We 

seldom see, as In other college papers, communica- 
tions from various students upon matters of vital Inter- 
est to the college and on the other hand certain mem- 
bers of the faculty are apparently adverse to giving out 
Information for publication. Thus we find that some 
of the most important departments of the college are 
never mentioned In the "department notes." The 
cause for this policy is somewhat obscure and Is flot 
conducive to the successful development of our plans. 
On behalf of our student publications we most earn- 
estly say unto you "Contribute to the Signal" and, 
four weeks hence, "Buy an Index." 


Fellow students of "Massachusetts :"— There are 
times in the lives of most of us when we halt In the 
dally routine of duty and ask ourselves the question, 
"Am I a man ?" It may not be in audible words, It 
may not be couched In words at all, but the con- 
science echoes the challenge of the soul, "Am I a 
man?" And we reflect upon the past day's work, 
and the past week's events. The unkind thoughts, the 
unkind words, the little misdemeanors, the mean- 
nesses and the thoughtless class-room disturbances all 
arise like so many accusations. We think K all over. 
We try to picture what would have happened had we 
been true to ourselves, and thus in our imaginings 
there arises an Ideal, the loyal, hearty, whole-souled 
college man. It Is an Ideal, to be sure, but we all 
have our Ideals. The ideals of some are placed on 
lofty pedestals as finite ends toward which years of 
strife and conquest lead. Well-defined ideals of 
others exist In the Immediate future with faint con- 
ceptions of standards to be attained beyond. And 
here is a fellow determined to win his class numerals 
or a big "M," by serious work on our athletic teams. 
The latter Is only a secondary Ideal, we grant, but It 
is the Incentive toward firmer resolutions, an ideal 
which, once reached, establishes a precedent. Yet 
foremost in our day-dreams should stand above all 
others, upon which ail others are dependent, the Ideal 
of manhood, the grandest ideal that the Intellect Is 
capable of conceiving. 

This exhortation is not designed as a treatise on 
the human soul or a philosophical treatment of Ideals, 
but it is written for what It is worth and It deals with 
facts, not phantoms. The article on college spirit In 




the issue of Nov. 1 was not written to be read and 
thrown aside but to be read twice and reread and to 
be weighed in the light of our inherent patriotism. 
But there is a very grave fault (a graver fauit, I was 
about to say) existing In our dear college today which 
is detrimental to college spirit and would be eradi- 
cated by a more liberal display of the very spirit it 
crowds down. When I say there is a lack of class 
spirit at M. A. C. you Immediately disagree with me. 
When I proclaim that class spirit at M. A. C. is 
Inconsistent and selfish, those who have thought about 
it before voice my sentiment. 

We come from all parts of Massachusetts and from 
a number of other states and from diversified condi- 
tions of environment to M. A. C. Thus the fresh- 
man class each year as It enters its roll upon the col- 
lege records Is a class of individuals whose prepara- 
tory education has been uniform. They have come 
to live and learn together for four years, The Indi- 
viduals, therefore, organize as a college class. But 
even now we find Individual temperaments and Indi- 
vidual tastes — It cannot be otherwise— and the class 
becomes divided into groups and factions. And right 
here lies the germ for future Internal dissensions. If 
this germ is allowed to grow it will seriously cripple 
class spirit but If the welfare of the entire class Is 
continually kept In mind our actions will conform to a 
true, unselfish class spirit. On the athletic field I do 
not challenge class spirit for In M. A. C. It becomes 
intense at times. On the walks of our campus I 
cannot condemn 'class-spirit , but 1 do condemn the 
spirit of any class which overruns the bounds of man- 
liness and abuses the privileges which dear old 
•''Mass'chusetts" affords us. When this spirit shows 
itself It is time to say, "Get thee behind me, Satan." 
There are fellows here with a determination to get 
all they can out of the four years of study. You 
know who they are. There are fellows here to get a 
college education. You know who they are. And 
there are a few who are here to kill time. We all 
know who they are, too. Some are obliged to work 
for wages In spare time that they may remain in col- 
lege. There are many whose parents are obliged tc 
sacrifice little luxuries in order that they may be 
given the opportunity to make something of them- 
selves. And yet those of the class who don't care a 
straw whether they get anything out of a subject or 

not lack the man to such an extent as to try to cheat 
those of the class who are striving for knowledge from 
obtaining accessory Instruction In the class-raom. Is 
this class spirit ? Are you working for the best inter 
ests of the entire class when you hinder an instructor , 
from explaining difficult points in the lesson ? If you 
are men you answer no. If you are wanting in class 
spirit you will remain silent and continue to play your 
childish pranks to your own amusement. Last spring 
the gravest blot that could be stamped on the history 
of any class or any college left Its Indelible stain on 
the records of M. A. C. Such deeds are not dis- 
plays of class spirit but mere expositions of malice 
which should play no part whatever in the life of any 
college or any class. 

Fellows, what are we here for ; to .censure our 
instructors, to criticise their methods of teaching, to 
condem them as unfit tor their positions and to show 
our lack of appreciation of their efforts? Or are we 
here to absorb the information our instructors can give 
us and to make the most of our opportunities? This Is 
the character-molding period of our lives. It is now 
that we develop those traits of character which stand 
for worth among men. If we harbor malice now it 
will but linger in our natures in the years of world 
strife and, on the other hand, if we practise forbear 
ance now it will live with us In decades to come. We 
owe "Mass'chusetts" everything. It lies In our own 
hands whether we shall honor our Alma Mater as 
undergraduates by upholding those grand Ideals we 
are seeking and make her a powerful factor in the 
upbuilding of our vast Commonwealth and resource 
ful nation or whether we shall allow true manhood, a 
dominating college spirit, a subordinated fraternity 
spirit and an unselfish class spirit to sink Into oblivion. 
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, I leave 
It with you to think overall that this brief article pre 
tends to present. 


The Tufts game will be played Friday, Novem- 
ber 34, on Tufts Oval. Game called at three 



Dfpartmfrvt" flot?s 

The senior class in agriculture has begun its work 
in dairy practice in the rooms connected with the col- 
lege barn. The students are divided into three divis- 
ions alternating in the work of separating, buttermak- 
ing and testing milk. N. J. Hunting, '01, is in 
charge of the separator work which position he has 
held previously during the short courses In dairying. 
The room is fitted out with the usual number of 
modern improved separators, one or two new makes 
having been added. There is also a patent steam 
heater for milk and a modern cold water cooler. 

The buttermaking is supervised by Mr. Fryhofer of 
the Kansas Agricultural college. All the details of 
cream ripening and butter making are learned by 
practical experience accompanied by a few lectures. 
Modern churns and butterworkers run by electricity 
are used as well as cream tempering vats controlled 
by steam. F. R. Church, '02, has charge of milk 
testing. Steam Babcock testers are used. 

The subject of the agricultural seminar held Oct. 
31 was Forestry led by Jones, '07. Last week C. 
W. Carpenter, '06, spoke on Bush Fruit Culture," 
giving results of his experience and observation. 
Dr. Lull has returned from a trip to New York, for 
the completion of his monograph on Dlnasaurs. 
Two meetings of the horticultural seminar have 
been held since the last issue of the Signal. Profes- 
sor Waugh gave at one of them a talk on "Books" 
dealing with the subject In a broad manner and giving 
some sterling advise on the use of books to aid prac- 
tice. The old prejudice against " Book Larnln'," 
he says, Is fast dying out and today there is a veritable 
gold mine of good practicable truth to be obtained 
from numerous books on nearly all technical subjects. 
He advised if possible to do collateral reading, to have 
good books lying around and become acquainted with 
them even If they could not be thoroughly studied, 
and thus learn to choose books and get the best out of 

At the other seminar Professor Brooks spoke on 
•Results of Fertilizer Tests in the Apple Orchard." 

This was a most valuable talk on experiments con 
ducted at the experimental orchard since 1889. The 
object was to try the relative effects of ( I ) barnyard 
manure, (2) wood ashes, (3) bone meal and muriate 
of potash and (4) bone meal and low grade sulfate of 
potash, in quantity of fruit plot. No. I gave the 
largest return while in cheapness of production and 
in quality the last plot exceeded. Professor Brooks 
recommended the use of slowly available fertilizers In 
orchards as these are obtained at less cost within the 
same final results. 



The 1907 Index will be out approximately on 
December 10, 1905. All alumni desiring copies 
should notify M. H. Clark Jr. as early as 

71.— A. D. Norcross of Monson, has been 
re-elected to the Massachusetts Legislature. 

'73. — E. P. Penhallow, professor of botany in 
Magill university, Montreal, Canada, visited college 
last summer and expressed his appreciation of the 
growth and work of the college. 

'83. — H. J. Wheeler Is doing very efficient work 
as director of the Rhode Island Experiment station. 
His recent efforts to procure free Importation of slag 
meal Into the United States is worth especial mention. 
Dr. Wheeler is secretary of a federation of agricultural 
interests recently organized In Rhode Island, having 
as its object the suppression of the gypsy and brown- 
tail moths and the general advancement of the agri- 
cultural Intersts of the state. 

•88.— Herbert C. Bliss, 14 Mechanic St., 

'90. — Charles Jones, head chemist at Burlington, 
Vt.. spent a few days at college recently. 

'93.— Luther W. Smith, superintendent of High 
land Farm. Manteno, III., has been spending a few 
days with Prof. F. S. Cooley recently. 

'94.— The many friends of Prof. R. E. Smith, 
formerly of the Massachusetts agricultural college, 
now plant pathologist for the state of California, wll I 
be pleased to learn of his engagement to Miss Jessie 
Anna Carroll of Whlttier. Cal. 






-'94 _p. H. Smith, assistant chemist, department 
of foods and feedieg at M. A. C, is doing post-grad- 
uate work in chemistry and agriculture. 

'95.— Stephen C. Toole, who is in the forestry 
business, has taken the contract to plant with pines 
560 acres of pasture and timber land in Goshen, 
recently bought by J. C. Hammond of Northampton. 
Mr. Toole will begin very soon upon the first fif ty 


•95 —Robert Cooley, professor of zoology and 
entomology in Montana Agricultural college spent a 
month visiting college last summer. 

'95.— Stephen Toole who has been engaged in 
nursery business in eastern Massachusetts has Issued 
a catalogue of wild plants. He has lately begun 
work in practical forestry and tree doctoring In this 


'96.— A. S. Kinney has received further appoint- 
from Mt. Holyoke college as director of botanical 
gardens and greenhouses and as instructor. 

» 97t _G. D. Leavens of Grafton, has recently pub- 
llshed'a valuable pamphlet on Fertilizers. 

, 97 __Q a. Drew of Greenwich. Conn, spent a 
few days in Amherst recently. 

'01.— E. S. Gamwell, essayist for a mining com- 
pany, is now in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

'01.— C. L. Rice of the Western Electric Co., 
has lately visited friends in Amherst. 

-01 .—A bulletin has just been received from R. I. 
Smith, state entomologist, Atlanta, Ga., on "Peach 
Insects" It is a very well illustrated bulletin and 
contains a large amount of practical information on 
the insects which trouble the peach, and is an exceed- 
ingly valuable treatise. 

'03.— William Allen is working for a large clothing 
firm in New York city. 

'03.— P. W. Brooks is engaged in wheat and 
alfalfa growing on a large ranch in Imperial, Cal. 

'03.— S. C. Bacon of New York city spent a few 
days in Sunderland recently. 

•03.— Nell F. Monahan, taking post-graduate work 
at M. A. C. in chemistry and botany. 

'05.— P. F. Williams has been transferred from 
the Bhie Hills Reservation to the Revere Reserva- 
tion and prospects for the future are bright to him. 

'05.— The Munson Whitaker Company, 48 Win- 
ter St., Room 45, Boston, scientific care of trees, 
shrubs and lawn, have the Beverly town work, and 
are at present fighting brown tail moths. 

'05.— N. D. Ingham and Thomas Hunt are taking 
post-graduate work In botany in the University of Cal- 
ifornia under Professor Smith, M. A. < 

The Brown enrollment is 901 which is 87 less than 
last year. 

The college authorities at Union have abolished 

chapel rushes. 

Cornell has four students from the .provence of 
Bengal in East India. 

The freeman class at Princeton Is 410, the. largest 
entering class on record. 

By vote of the two lower classes the customary 
flag rush has been abolished at Tufts. 

Tech has just received a bequest of $70,000 for 
the erection of a Walker Memorial Gymnasium. 

This year's entollment at Harvard shows a decrease 
of 139 students under last year's total registration. 

This Is the commemoration year of Princeton in 
honor of the fact she has already received over 
$100,000 in donations. 

Williams is spending over $20,000 in improving 
her gymnasium. A large swimming pool and a new 
cage will also he added. 

The members of the professional schools of Colum- 
bia have decreased in number although attendance 
on the college courses as a whole has increased. 

A rule recently passed at Dartmouth requires each 
undergraduate to pay an annual tax of five dollars to 
be expended in the interests of the athletic teams. 

The number of students at Technology is only 
1430. This is over a hundred less than were there 
last year. The freshman class is a hundred less than 
last year. 

Since last year it has become a custom 
at Minnesota to sing the college song every Friday 
morning in chapel. In this way It becomes familiar 
to every student 

Illinois has established a series of evening meet- 
ings which are to be given over to singing. The 
object of this is to make all the students more famil- 
iar with the college songs. 

The University of Chicago has a new college of 
Religious and Social Science to train Y. M. C. A. 
secretaries, medical missionaries, and others expect- 
ing to enter Christian work. — Ex. 

Columbia university at her commencement gave 
the degree of Doctor of Laws to Baron Konmra and 
M. Serglus Witte, the plenipotentiaries of Japan and 
Russia to the peace conference. — Ex. 

A Harvard graduate has given to Yale $10,000. 
It was given to be used to bring Harvard professors 
to Yale for lecture work, In order to bring about a 
closer friendship between the institutions. 

It is estimated that ten times as many children 
have been taught in Porto Rico in the last six years 
as In the four hundred years under Spanish misrule. 
Education in Porto Rico was controlled by priests. Ex. 

John A. Storer Cobb of Boston recently gave a 
house and grounds on t he brow of a hill overlooking 
Paradise Pond to Smith College to be used as a 
retreat for students requiring rest as a result of 

Chicago university has called for drawings of seals 
from which to select one. A large number of 
designs were presented, but all bearing the student 
lamp were rejected, as it was thought that it would 
suggest Standard oil. — Ex. 

Of 1 ,800 students applying for admission this year 
at Cornell, 800 were refused \ and to enter President 
Schurman told the student body, did not insure stay- 
ing. He advised the freshman to get a hard chair, 
go into the garret and "grind." — Ex. 

A formal offer has been made to the authorities of 
Smith college of $1,000,000 endowment, a site of 
80 acres and other privileges not obtained here if the 
institution will move to Joliet, Illlonis. The accept- 
ance or refusal must be made this year. 

The introduction of the preceptorial system has 
brought an addition of 50 per cent, to the faculty of 
Princeton university. Most of the colleges in the 
country are represented In these new appointments. 
The preceptors rank as assistant professors. — Ex. 




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which the teams of the larger universities deliberately 
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What was commonly known as the "big barn" 
on the Agricultural college grounds, which every 
farmer in the state has read about and thousands of 
them have seen, was burned to the ground Thursday 
night, Nov. 16, and with it the greater part of Its 
valuable contents. The circumstances surrounding 
the fire are in many respects peculiar, and some diffi- 
culty is experienced in reconciling conflicting state- 
ments concerning It. It is stated that the fire was 
first noticed by one of the college students who roomed 
In the south dormitory. Again it is stated that the 
fire was first seen by a man living in Plainville, about 
a mile to the west, who hurried in and gave the alarm. 
Passengers on the car leaving Northampton at 1 1 
o'clock are said to have seen the fire all the way from 
Hadley Into Amherst. An alarm was sounded by the 
bell on the town hall tower at 11.50 p.m. Before 
this had been done the fire battalion a* the college 
had turned out and got two streams on the flames, 
but the fire had attained such headway, aided by the 
strong wind blowing from the northwest, that the water 
seemed to have no effect. Soon after the alarm was 
turned in the fire department from the center village 
and East Amherst was on the grounds, but little could 
be done except to check the spread of the flames to 
other buildings. The fire apparently started in the 
hay in the northwest corner of the building. As soon 
as the fire was discovered the students and laborers 
employed on the college farm, under the lead of the 
farm superintendent, E. H. Forristall, directed their 
efforts toward saving the livestock in the building. 
In this they were partially successful. There were 98 
head of horned cattle in the building, and of these all 
were rescued except 20 head of young cattle, three 
cows thai were in separate stalls and four bulls. Of 
the 61 nead of sheep all escaped except one prize 
ram, valued at $200. In the basement of the build- 
ing there were about 60 swine, and of these only two 
escaped. In addition to the livestock the barn con- 
tained approximately 300 tons of hay, a large amount 
of ensilage, a carload of grain, 600 bushels of pota- 
toes, many bushels of other root crops, thousands of 
dollars worth of farm tools and machinery of the 
latest pattern and dairy machinery valued at many 
thousands more. All the contents of the barn, with 
the exception of the livestock noted above, were de- 

stroyed. So rapidly did the flames do their work 
that two employes who sleep In the barn barely es- 
caped with their lives, losing all their personal be- 
longings. The horse barn, built at the same time as 
the barn that burned , and the farm house were the 
only buildings near by, and these were saved. An 
accurate estimate of the loss cannot readily be made. 
The original cost of the barn and its equipment was 
above $45,000. Additions and improvements have 
been made from time to time. At the existing high 
prices for material and labor the cost of replacing the 
barn would be much larger. The value of the prop- 
erty destroyed in the building will probably exceed 
$15,000. There is a blanket insurance policy on all 
the property owned by the college, which amounts to 
$132,000, and which was issued through the joint' 
agency of B. H. Williams & Co. and a Springfield 
agency. Under the conditions of this policy it is ex- 
pected that only a comparatively small sum can be 
collected for the loss occasioned by Thursday night's 
fire. For the past three years, acting upon advice 
from the state authorities, the trustees of the college 
have not renewed expiring policies. 

The barn was erected in the summer of 1893. 
The old barn had long been inadequate for housing 
the stock upon the farm, and, in addition it was poorly 
constructed and arranged, and many of the valuable 
animals in the college herd had become infected with 
tuberculosis. Recognizing the bad position in which 
the college was placed before the public in maintain- 
ing a herd of cattle infected with this dreaded disease 
it was determined to dispose of the herd and to buy 
an entire new stock of cattle, and to house them in a 
building free from any taint of disease. The Legis- 
lature was appealed to for funds and granted an ap- 
propriation of $40,000. With this sum it was pro- 
posed to erect two model barns, one for horses, the 
other for the housing of cattle, farm products and Im- 
plements, also to accommodate a dairy school. 
The appropriation was granted in May, 1893. The 
plans submitted by a Boston architect were accepted, 
and the contract for the carpenter work was awarded 
to Haskins and Bosworth of this town. The founda- 
tion walls of Pelham granite were completed during 
the summer and the building was ready for occupancy 
the next summer. The cost of the structure when 
completed and with its equipment was something like 


$45,000. It was by far the largest barn, and proba- 
cy the most expensive one, ever erected In Western 
Massac usetts. , n nearly every respect it was a 
model s ructure, although owing to some defects in 
he architect's plans it was found necessary to 

ccuTd en th T e h frame *°* ™""»y fter it had been 
occupied The greater part of the material used in 
construction was southern pine, and the Interior finish 
especially of the office rooms and recitation room ' 
wa superior to that in many modern dwelling,. The 

om^ r an C d aU,e ' *"* "" "* "" ^ 
comfort and convenience. The floors were covered 

w Ith concrete and so arranged that a stream of 7^ 

from a hose would clean them thoroughly. j„ fron 

o the stalls were adjustable feed troughs each sun 

P ed with a faucet, which when openedt ', a ^ 

of running water. There were ingenious arrangements 

for collecting and disposing of the manure The 

rooms used for the dairy school were finely finished 

an equipped with the very best of modern apparatus 

In the main building there was storage capacity for 

several hundred tons of hay and large silo, that wou d 

accommodate a vast amount of silage. n the base 

ment were cellars for the storage of the 

-wad on the farm. There were also bins for ^Tn 

oMarge capacity. ,ncluded in the p.ant was a^ ice 

house where the ice cut from the lake on the coH ge 

grounds was stored, [n the upper stories there wa a 

arge stock of farming tools and machinery oTh 

es and most approved patterns. Scattered ab u 

the building was up-to-date labor-saving machinery 

ctie w d : h t of : he work about ,he t^zz 

earned on. Everything about the building was keot 
n first-class order and repair. There were^ 
all hings and everything was in its place. In every 
Part of the building, from the offices to the stab 7 
cleanhness WaS the ru,e - The parts of the building 
where the cattle were kept was supplied with an 
abundance of light and fresh a,. Aether, it was 
amo d e| barn)abarnadmlrab|y adapted 

Thousands of persons from all over the state from 
other states and foreign countries, have visited an" 
•nspected the barn, and their genera, sentiments h" 
been those of surprise and admiration. Its loss will 

Despite the fact that the fire broke out at a late 


hour hundreds of people, hearing the alarm or aroused 
by he noise or the glare from the fire, hurried to the 
college grounds and witnessed the conflagration It 
was a brilliant spectacle and seen in towns many 
m,les away. The origin of the fire is enveloped in 
mystery. The only lights used about the building 
were electric lights. , n the part of the barn where 
*e fire apparently started there were no electric 

Whiu fh Sm ° king in the bu "d'ng was prohibited. 
While there is no positive evidence to show that the 

im^K, f W ° r , k0f ^ inC6ndlary H -"». almost 

impossible for the fire to ^^T^Z 
way. Fire Marshal Crittenden was promptly notified 

time both he and Deputy Sheriff D. H. Tillson have 
been carefully investigating the circumstances con- 
nected with this fire and the fire that destroyed the 
bam on the Fitch place last Wednesday evening 
Thus far they have failed to discover any evidence 
that would show conclusively that the fires were set 

f o r r a t n hem ,UeS ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ reSp ° nsib,e ' 
The following members of the board of trustees 
came to Amherst Friday, and on Friday evening held 
a meeting with Acting President W. P. Brooks and 
Treasurer G. F. Mills at the Amherst house • j L 
Ellsworth, G. H. Ellis, James Draper, W R S es 
slons, N. I. Bowdltch, E. D. Howe. At this mee " 
mg it was decided that temporary accommodations 

Wded Tmh k C ^^ C ° WS ° f thC hCrd Sh0u,d °° Pro 
videdatthe barn of the West Experiment Station 
and hat the remainder of the herd should be sold at 

of S °uth c on" 5 f ° deC ' ded l ° flt UP ,he b ~ 
of South college, formerly used as a boiler room for 
the use of the dairy school.-^,,/ Record . ' 

1905 REUNION. 

After the Tufts game the members of the class of 

1905 m Boston and vicinity held a banquet at th! 

Qulncy house, Boston. To this banquet were iltS 

the members of the football team m!L a d 

and undergraduates werfat^ent^c'ovfrf;^ 

w u h X fo ; s ,y - f A t " er the ban « uet "°'« 

™r*tlr!? % toastmaster called upon Coach 
~ra g, Captain Cra.ghead and others for remark 

art s? &r ed and ™> - - 


/Uhletic N«*«- 

play and was forced to punt, the ball going to train- 
ing school's seven yard line. The ball was run m to 
the I8yard line, offside play by M.A.C. bringing it to 
the 22 yard mark. Training School fumbled at this 
point, Clark taking the ball and rushing to the eight 
yard line. Massachusetts gained little by little 
through Springfield's line, French finally scoring 
the first touchdown. Cobb kicked the goal. Score, 
6-0 On the next kickoff Springfield woke up a little 
and rushed the ball from Its five yard line Jo Massa- 
chusetts' 37 yard mark where they fumbled Clark 
falling on the ball again. The first half ended with 
the ball on the Massachusetts 20yard line. 
The ball changed hands repeatedly du 


Massachusetts,^; Spr.ngfieldTra.n.ngSchool.O. 

Spurred on by the enthusiastic cheering and singing 
of 125 students, Massachusetts defeated Springfield 
Training School at Springfield, Nov. 18, 15-0 in a 
hard fought game, this being the largest score Mas- 
sachusetts has piled up against the Training School 
Springfield fought hard and furiously, gaining much 
ground, but falling at critical moments while Massa- 
chusetts played steady and persistently and had their 

C J?J»7$Z1 JrLn, Crossman, left end field the ^^^^^t 
for Massachusetts was also much in evidence, break- punt ed again, Clark again f, ^_ ^ 

ing up interference in a masterly manner. Massa- 
chusetts' line, although seemingly weak at times 
held at crucial moments and prevented Springfield 
from scoring. The punting of Cobb was in itself 
worth going many miles to see. This one fact had 
more to do with winning the game than any other one 

Springfield attempt to catch it. An advance was 
made on the Springfield goal line, the M. A. C. men 
taking the ball to Training School's 15 yard line where 
Cobb kicked a pretty goal. Score, 10-0. Both 
sides continued to punt during the rest of the game 
With four minutes to play, Massachusetts finally took 

do with winning the game than any other one Wlth four minutes 10 p«, >~T" 

AftPr the srame the elated Massachusetts' the ball from Springfield in the latter stemtoy. 

h g ; rs o Ided doT o h Republican office where Brown succeeded in gaining through Springfield's line 

SU^K2T& -»*- time after time, French finally being sen through for 

£ Dartmouth In view of the latter's feat In holding the flna , SC ore of the game. The Hneup^^ ^ 

Harvard to a tie. Massachusetts. ^^ 

Center Wright of the Training School set tne Crossm8Ln , i - 

Farley, I. t. 
Carey, I. g- 
Cutter, c. 
Willis, r. g. 
Craighead, r 
Clark, r. e. 
Cobb, q. b. 


game in motion by kicking to M. A. C's 20-yard line 
Massachusetts ran the ball in 10 yards, and the sig- 
nal was given for the first scrimmage. The state 
collegians began at once to test the strength of their 
opponent's line, succeeding so well in the experiment 
that lr a few short and snappy rushes they brought 
the bal to the middle of the field. Training school Brown. 1 
was caught offside, and Massachusetts was given a 
further advance. With Craighead back of the line. 
Massachusetts was making fine progress. Training 
school again added to its opponents' ground covering 
by playing offside. Springfield recovered itself on its 
own 50-yard line and forced Massachusetts to punt, 
the ball going to Training School's 20 yard line 
Springfield hopes ran high as the ball progressed with 
short but telling gains. But gains began to come 
slow after the 35 yard line was reached Gray punted 
here for 25 yards. Massachusetts suffered for offside | over M . A. 

r. t.. Briggs 

r. g., Lawson 

c, Wright 

1. g., Holmes. Marks 

1. t., Kern, Holmes 

1. e., Werner 

q. b., Carroll 

r. h. b.. Young 

1. h. b.. Honhardt 
French, r. h.b. f fe Cfay 

^re-Massachusetts 15. Training SchoolO. Touchdowns 
-French 2. Coals from toucndowns-Cobb. Goal from 
field-Cobb. Referee-Dr.PaigeofAndover. Umpire-W. 
R Stocking. Jr.. of Williams. Head linesman-Mr. Hardy. 
Linesmen- Messrs. Howard and Martin. Timer-W. 0. 


Tufts 8 ; Massachusetts 6. 

A 30 yard run by Sheehy which resulted In a 
touchdown gave Tufts Its first victory InHve years 



played one of its fastest games of the seasons and 
while the score was against us, the aulmni present 
felt that the same spirit which has characterized our 
teams for the last few years was not lacking in this year's 
team. During the first half Crosby and Philbrick 
were sent repeatedly into the line and rarely failed to 
gain, the line opening fine holes. By this straight 
football Tufts was forced to the one yard line where 
they stiffened and held for downs, but on the first play 
lost the ball on a fumble. Philbrick carried the ball 
over the line for a touchdown. Cobb kicked the 

In the second half, Massachusetts kicked off to 
Tufts who by fast football rushed it down to the centre 
of the field where they were forced to punt, the ball 
crossing the goal where Cobb was tackled scoring a 
safety for Tufts. Score Massachusetts 6, Tufts 2. 

A few minutes before time was called Tufts exe- 
cuted several trick plays with fair success. Sheehy 
made a 30 yard run scoring a touchdown for Tufts. 
The work of the umpire was not very satisfactory 
throughout the game. The lineup : 


Hill, Pattee, 1. e. 
Hall. 1. t. 
Twoohey. I. g, 
Reynolds, c. 
J. P. Jones, r. g. 
Shea, r. t. 
Martin, r. e. 
Knowlton, q. b. 

Green. H. Jones, Hooper, 1. h. b. 
Sheehy. r. h. b. 
Lewis. Green, Main, f. b. 
Score— Tufts 8. M. A. C. 6. 


r. e.. Crossman 

r. t.. Craighead 

r. g.. Willis 

c, Cutter 

I. g.. Carey 

1. t., Farley 

I. e. ( Clark 

q. b., Cobb 

r. h. b.. Philbrick 

I. h. b.. Brown 

f. b., Crosby 

Touchdowns — Philbrick, 

Sheehy. Coals from touchdowns— Green, Cobb. Safety 
Cobb. Referee— Lillard of Dartmouth. Umpire— Pollard 
of Dartmouth. Linesmen— Flint for Tufts, Pray for M.A.C. 
Time — 25 minute halves. 

Without doubt the football team 


The football season of 1905 is a thing of the past. 
It cannot be considered unsuccessful, though it was, 
in a measure, a disappointment to those not familiar 
with the inside workings, and let me say Just a word 
here j do not make the error of comparing this year's 
team with the team of last season, and conclude that 
this year's team is a poor one simply because it did 
not score as many points as the former. The team 
of last year played an exceptionally brilliant game ; 

they had played together for practically four years, 
with four years of the best of coaching behind them. 
But, mark you, eight of this year's 'varsity eleven 
were new men, seven of them freshmen or sopho- 
mores, and remember how that team came in the 
last two weeks. Personally, consider the standard of 
play In the last two games of this season's schedule 
fully equal to that of the 1904 team In the corres- 
ponding games of that year. 

We started this year with a squad of about forty 
men. The molding of an eleven was a difficult task 
as the material was unusually green which necessi- 
tated instruction in the primary essentials of football. 
The tsam showed up very poorly at first, but a grad- 
ual improvement was apparent as the season wore on, 
and in the last two weeks the team came up 

We have used four coaches this season, all Dart- 
mouth men, namely, Messrs. Keady, Conley, Lillard 
and Craig ; the assistance of the last named being 
particularly helpful. Twenty-two men have played at 
different times in the ten games of the schedule, of 
which seven made Iheir letter for the first time. 

For an outlook for a surprisingly good season next 
fall, I could not hope for anything more encouraging. 
With the material in college at the present time there 
is absolutely no reason why we cannot have as good a 
team as ever represented the college even though the 
entering cla?s should furnish not a single man. But 
from all Indications, that class will bring in some 
exceptionally good material with it. I'm looking for 
the best team M. A. C. ever had, next fall. All suc- 
cess to that team, and — lay for Tufts. 

The team has played 10 games, won three and 
failed to score in the defeats except in the game with 
Tufts. The score has been made as follows : 

M. A. C, 

Holy Cross, 


M. A. C, 



M. A. C, 



M. A. C, 

1 1 

R. I. State, 

M. A. C, 



M. A. C, 


New Hampshire, 

M. A. C, 



M. A. C, 



M. A. C, 
M. A. C, 


Springfield T. S. , 






At a recent meeting of the football M men Freder- 
ick Augustus Cutter of Pelham, N. Y., who has 
played three years as guard and center, was elected 
captain for next season. Milford Henry Clark, Jr., 
of Sunderland was elected manager. 


The basketball squad of twenty men under the 
direction of Capt. Peters, has been working hard 
during the last few weeks. The team is fast round- 
ing into shape and prospects point toward a very suc- 
cessful season. There are many home games this 
year and a special attempt will be made to secure 
a large number of spectators. 

The first game of the season was played in the 
drill hall with Boston college resulting in a victory of 
20-15, for Massachusetts. Throughout the game our 
boys passed well and during the first-half outplayed 
their opponents. In the second-half Boston college 
strengthened their play and the game became close 
and intensely Interesting. For Massachusetts Gillett 
and Burke excelled and for Boston college, Supple and 
Lynch were especially good. 
The summary : — 


I. g.. Gilman 

r. f.. Sullivan, O'Kane 

c, Supple, Sullivan 

M. A. C. 

Cutter, r. f. 
Burke. Tirrell, I. f. 
Gillett, c. 

Peters, r. g. »■ '- ?«*«•"" 

White, Willis. 1. g. '• f - Ly " ch 

Score— M. A. C. 20. Boston College 15. Goals from floor 
—Lynch 2. Supple 2, Gilman. Burke 3. Gillett 3, Peters 3. 
White. Goals from fouls— Lynch 5. Referee— F. B. Sulli- 
van of Boston. Umpire— Hastings of M. A. C. Scorer— 
Philbrick. Timers — Clark, O'Kane. Time — 15-minute 
halves. Attendance— 200. 

Tonigit the team plays Wesleyan at Mlddletown, 
and next Saturday, Trinity at Hartford. 



The Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture held 
Its 43d public winter meeting for lectures and discus- 
sions at Horticultural Hall, Worcester, on Dec. 5, 6 
and 7. These meetings are held annually and the 
lectures delivered Included in the annual report of the 
board. The programme prepared by the committee 

in charge was as up-to-date and attractive as any ever 
presented to an agricultural audience. Worcester 
being centrally located a large audience of farmers, 
their families and others interested in agriculture was 


For the opening session on the morning of Tuesday, 
Dec. 5, Mr. Henry H. Howard of West Newton 
lectured'on "Market Gardening." Mr. Howard is a 
graduate of the Massachusetts Agricultural college 
and a very successful market gardener, having built 
up a large and flourishing business in a very few years. 

In the afternoon Mr. George T. Powell, president 
of the Agricultural Experts Association, New York 
City, spoke on "The soil, the importance of Its 
character for the culture of fruit. " Mr. Powell is one 
of the foremost horticultural experts of the country . 
and well qualified In every way to instruct his audiences 

along these lines. 

For the evening lecturer we had D. W. E. Stone, 
president of Purdue university, formerly of Massachu- 
setts and another graduate of our agricultural college, 
whose subject was "Education and Industry." Those 
who had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Stone know that 
he handled the subject in a masterly manner. 

On the morning of the second day Dr. Joseph L. 
Hills, director of the Vermont experiment station 
lectured "Dairy precepts and practice." Dr. Hills 
is the third graduate of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
college on the program, and no stranger to Massa- 
chusetts audiences, who have always received his 
practical talks on dairy matters with pleasure as well 

as profit. 

Kenyon L. Butterfield, M. A. president of the 
Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic 
Arts, addressed the afternoon session on "A campaign 
for rural betterment." Prof. Butterfield is a new 
face on the lecture platform in Massachusetts, but he 
gave an interesting and valuable paper. 

In the evening there was a reception to Governor- 
elect Guild, the board of agriculture and others attend- 
ing the meetings. 

On Thursday, the last day, there was but one 
lecture. Dr. Charles D.Woods, director of the Maine 
experiment station spoke on "The relation of nitrogen 
to fertility," special attention being paid to nitrogen 
culture. Dr. Woods Is an experimenter of reputation 
and a forceful and interesting speaker. 


Collect JYot*$. 


—The senior class in dairying are doing their work 
in the creamery at the Hatch Ex-Station. 

-Mudge, '06, and Bates, '08, visited the Beta 
Kappa chapter of Kappa Sigma at New Hampshire 
state college. 

—At a recent mass meeting of the students K 
E. Gillett of Southwlck was elected assistant football 
manager for next season. 

-Suhlke, '06, was sent to the chapters of Kappa 
Sigma at Vermont and New Hampshire State col- 
leges and Dartmouth as a delegate from the Gamma 
Delta chapter which is at tnis college. 

—Acting President Brooks, Dr. Stone and Mr 
Haskins have been to Washington attending a meet- 
ing of the heads of the Experiment Stations all over 
the country. Twenty four of our alumni were 

—The public auction of cattle at the college Sat- 
urday, Nov. 25th., netted a good sum for the college 
some of the cattle selling as high as $90, but aver- 
aging $52. The total amount taken in from the sale 
was $2100. 

—Professors Cooley, Howard and Babson attended 
the Springfield game. Nearly one hundred and 
fifty students went down and cheered the team to 
victory. After the game the students carried the 
players off the field and marched through Springfield 
giving the college yells and songs. 

—The 1907 Junior Promenade committee has 
been chosen as follows: From the faculty, Prof 
B. Hasbrouck, Dr. R. S. Lull, and Dr. J B 
Paige ; from the class, H. T. Pierce, chairman, C. 
B. Thompson, M. H. Clark, G. H. Chadwick, Miss 
S- D. Livers, A. J. Lamed and J. N. Summers. 
—The boiler-room In the south dormitory is being 
fitted up as a dairy school. This room is connected 
with the agricultural laboratory, so the school can 
be conducted under very favorable conditions until 
better accommodations can be provided The 
approximate cost of fitting up this room will be $2000 
The old experiment station barn is being fitted up to 
accomodate the cattle which were not sold, number- 
ing 20 head, consisting of 16 cows and a few choice 

young animals. To fix over this building will cost 
from $200 to $250. Nothing further of great Impor- 
tance can be done until the Legislature meets in 
January. Prof. George F. Mills, treasurer of the 
college, is very much pleased with the prompt and 
satisfactory manner with which the insurance on the 
college barn has been adjusted by the insurance com- 
panies. This insurance money, which is to be paid 
at once, comes in a very opportune time, and it will 
enable the college to do what is necessary under the 
present circumstances. 


The thirty-ninth annual convention of the Young 
Msn's Christian Association of Massachusetts and 
Rhode Island was held November tenth, eleventh and 
twelfth at Westfleld. Over 125 delegates from Y. M. 
C A. throughout the two states were in attendance. 
The convention was very successful and the speaking 
very good. The convention opened Friday after- 
noon at 2 o'clock with singing led by F. L. Willis 
of Worcester after which was a memorial service for 
Sir George Williams the founder of the Y. M. C. A 
who died recently in England. Officers were then 
elected, lieutenant-governor Frank H. Jackson of 
Rhode Island being elected president. At 4 o'clock 
Rev. Francis J. Van Horn of Worcester gave an 
address. He spoke at length of Sir George Williams 
telling how he founded Y. M. C. A. at a time when 
young men were coming more to the front and when 
the need for such an association was great- 
est. In the evening a banquet was served in Columbia 
Hall with nearly 300 in attendance. Short addresses 
of welcome were given by business men to the dele- 
gates present after which the principal address of the 
evening was given by T. S. McPheeters of St. Louis. 
He gave a very practical address on "Why the Young 
Men's Christian Association appeals to business men. " 
During Saturday morning a number of meetings were 
held and at one, the business session, It was voted to 
hold the convention once every two years instead of 
annually as formerly. During the afternoon depart- 
ment institutes were held In the various churches. 
The College Men's department was held in the Baptist 
church with A. S. Johnson of Harvard as leader. Dr. 
Endlcott Peabody of Groton gave a short address after 
which F, L. Wlnslow, a graduate of Andover spoke 




on "Why Discuss our Problems." After this short 
sessions for discussion of the problems in the various 
colleges and accounts of the work accomplished, were 
held under the leadership of J. M. Groves of Harvard, 
S. E. Sweet of Yale and C. W. Gilkey of Harvard. 
Delegates from Harvard, Worcester "Tech", 
Rhode Island State, Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, Amherst and from Massachusetts took part In 
the discussion. At 7-30 o'clock S. E. Sweet, the col- 
lege secretary spoke, giving a statement of the con- 
ditions in the colleges in Massachusetts and Rhode 
Island. This was followed by an address by Prof. 
John E. Russell of Williams college on "Christ for 
Students." On Sunday morning at 9-30 o'clock a 
short service in preparation for the work of the day 
was conducted by Fred B. Smith in the Y. M. C. A. 
building. At 10-30 o'clock regular church services 
were held in the churches with delegates as speakers. 
The most important address of the conference was 
given on Sunday afternoon at 3-30 in Columbian hall 
at a mass meeting of about 1000 men. The speaker 
was Fred B. Smith, religious work secretary Inter- 
national committee, New York. His subject was "A 
strong man." He spoke powerfully and well of what a 
strong man really is and held his hearers to the end. 
He quoted Roosevelt's statement that "a college 
education without religion makes a man for but more 
evil." Among the striking sentences was "Any fool 
can be a devil, but it takes a strong man to be a 
Christian. " At this meeting over 50 young men were 
converted and took the stand for Jesus Christ. At 7 
in the evening a union service was held in the Method- 
ist church. A number took part at this service. The 
principal speaker was W. E. Fenno, special secre- 
tary railroad department international committee, 
New Tort. He spoke very forcefully and clearly of 
this line of work he represented. A short closing 
service was held at 8 o'clock, after which the con- 
ference was adjourned. 

Massachusetts was represented at the convention 

by Allen, '08, Farrar, '08, White, '09. 

By the action of the upper class men of Colgate 
university at Hamilton, N. Y., Thursday, the annual 
cane rush between the freshman and sophomore class- 
es was abolished. In its place the senior governing 
board has decided that a "tug-of-war" shall be held. 


With the Issue of this year's Index the price of that 
book has been raised from $1.00 to $1.50. The 
reasons for this Increase In price are self-evident. 
The expense incurred in the publication of junior 
annuals has proved a great burden, in the last few 
years, not only here but in all other colleges. There 
has also been a decided movement on the part of 
business men to cut down or entirely remove their 
advertisements from such books. This renders an 
increase in price imperative and the class of 1907 Is 
but keeping abreast of the times in making this more. 
It is now up to every man in college to Buy an Index, 
not only for himself but also for that "friend" who Is 
so interested in him and the college which he attends. 


The following Is a copy of a pamphlet which the 
faculty has seen fit to print, giving an outline of the 
courses in Political Science. From this it will be 
seen that the courses have been materially strength- 
ened : 


Four Years' Course (B.Sc). 

The purpose is to fit the student to understand the 
economic and political movements of his time, so 
that he may successfully solve the problems confront- 
ing him. 
I. Economics. 

Junior year, second semester, four hours a week. 

1. Essential facts, definitions, principles and laws 
of the production, distribution and con- 
sumption of wealth. 

2. Scrutiny of facts, criticism of theories, esti- 
mate of arguments, conclusions. 

3. Application of economic principles to credit 
and banking, monopolistic corporations, 
labor organizations, the tariff, transportation 
problems and social reforms. 

4. Practical economics. Each member of the 
class selects for Investigation an economic 
question, devotes several weeks to its solu- 
tion, and then presents the results of his 
work in an essay. 

II, Science of government. 

Senior year, four hours a week during the last half of 

the first semester and the whole of the second 





Creel R tUti0f l S - The g° ve ™ments of 
Greece, Rome France, Germany, Switzer- 
land, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Norway 

s^dand a,n ^ J 1 ? United Stated 
sophicait^ Pafed historical| y*nd philo- 

The constitution of the United States Its 
history is studied, that its origin, growth and 
development may be understood, not on y 
in ^written form, but also in its'practical 

Lectures on law. This course treats of laws 
relating to business connected with rural 
affairs, citizenship, domestic relations 
farming contracts, riparian rights, real es- 

Prlru^ C °T? 0n f ° rms of conveyance. 
Practical work is required, such as may fit 

one to act as a justice of the peace 



A few weeks ago Professor Waugh addressed a 

School Garden conference in Boston on the subject 

School Gardens as a Preparation for College " 

Much attention has recently been paid to teaching 

agriculture in the school grades in one form or another 

practical gardening on a small scale being an espec- 

ally popular form of the work. This has been tried 

for the past two or three seasons In the Amherst 

schools under the supervision of Professor Waugh 

The children seem to take an immense interest in it 

and in this way their tastes are cultivated. This will 

th^H^rr/ ^^ f3Ct0r b6f0re l0 "g'n stemming 
the tide depopulates the rural communities 

At the meeting of the Horticultural Seminar on 
Nov 24 E. H. Scott gave a summary of the book 
The Fat of the Land" by John W. S.reeter 
Although this book is fiction, yet the principles set 
forth in it are none the less enclosed by the foremost 
agriculturalists of today, and anyone interested In 
such matters will find the book well worth the reading 
Another book review was given last Friday by A 
T. Hastings dealing with the artistic laying out of the 
the city. The book was "Modern Civic Art" by C 

Directly after the burning of the college barn and 
dairy rooms it seemed as though there could be no 

winter dairy course this year, but that aspect has 
ent.rely changed. Rooms are being fitted up in the 
basement of south college formerly occupied as 
bcler rooms etc. .with the same amount of floor s.ace 
as there was in the barn. In fact it will be even 
better „ some ways, for entirely new machinery will 
£ installed with some new conveniences such as 
I power, wash brushes, and can lifters. 

A committee composed of Professor Brooks and 
Messrs Ellis and Bowditch of the trustees has been 
appointed to consider plans of a new barn This 
committee recently met at the site of the old barn 
with Mr. R. H. Burnett of New York who is an 

bX LI ect of farm buildin * s - u is «*•«" to 

build on the same general lines of the old barn except 

hat the wings will be made fire proof with automatic 

ire proof doors which will be closed by the actio7 * 

heat n case of fire, on a soft metal. Round silos 

will also b e an improvement over the old square 

week tc r C r m T iS g ° ,ng t0 New York "«» 
week to confer with the architect and visit modern 

barnsjruhat vicinity built by him. 



The annual convention of the association of agri^ 
cultural college and experiment station workers was 
he din Washington, Nov. ,4-16, Represents 

m h TT m 6Very St3te in ,he Union <° discuss 

methods of work. From the alumni of this instltu- 

ion t .rty-three men were present, and on the even. 

"g of the fifteenth met to enjoy a smoker at he 

Umversity club. The following l, s » includes most of 

those present : 

'71.— W. H. Bowkerof Boston. 
72.— Henry Wells of Washington, D. C. 
73.— H. B. Simpson of Washington, D. C. 
'78.— J. H. Washburn of Rhode Island. 
'79.— S. B. Green, University of Minnesota. 
81— J.. L. Hills, University of Vermont. 
'82.— W. H. Bishop, National Farm School, Pa 
82.— W. E. Stone, Purdue University. 
'82.— L. R. Taft, Michigan Agricultural College 
83.-E. A. Bishop of Hampton Normal and Agri- 
cultural Institution, Va. 
'83.-H. J. Wheeler, Rhode Island Experiment 



. 8 5 _E W Allen of Washington, D. C. 

'87*— E R. Flint, Florida Agricultural College 

-89 _B. L. Hartwell, chemist at Rhode Island 

>95__A. F. Burgess, State Entomologist of Illinois. 

'95 — C. B. Lane of Washington, D. C. 

.no —A A Harmon of Washington, D. C. 

.qi'-b'. 1. Smith, State Entomologist of Georg.a. 

. 03 _Jones of Vermont. 

-04 — F. D. Couden of Washington, D. C. 

>04 _F. F. Henshaw of Templeton. 

-04 -H. M. White of Springfield. 

From Amherst there were present Acting Pres W. 
P Brooks, Prof. George E. Stone and Henri 

Haskins. . . . 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College club of 

New York held its annual meeting Friday evening, 

Del 8. Dr. Fernald attended to represent the 

""of-H. D. Hemenway, Director of the School 
i Horticulture Hartford, Conn., has just published 

^T-Pn.lipH.Smithisto deliver an illustrated 
Jure before the Grange at Northampton on milk 

ba< : 9 T" First Lieut. W. H. Armstrong from Porto 

Rtco is in Amherst for a few days. 

- m Percy C. Brooks, employed in the water- 

J. department of a chemical house of Chicago 

toent a short time in Amherst recently. 

SPe . 02 -Married, November 29, Harold E. Hodges 

to Miss Emma Louise Knight of Geneva. NY. 

The groom was attended by W. E. Tott.ngham 03 

Ls sunt -hemist at the Geneva Experiment Station. 
M is assistant entomologist at the station. 
After ^ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Hodgkiss eft or 
a ort eastern trip. They will be '< at home after 
Dec. 15, No. 172 Genesee St., Geneva, N.Y. 

>03.-S. C. Bacon Is at present sick in a hospital 

Sn ^Albert Parsons, assistant manager of the 
Hood Farm, Lowell, was in town a short time ago 

^^HTtarnes visited college recently. 

>05'.-C.' S. Holcomb and L. S. Walker both 
visited college recently. 

I rvttrcol. *£"■*** 

The superintendents of Smith's agricultural school 
held a meeting this fall, at which they completed the 
urchase of the several tracts of land which made up 
the total of 98 acres which will constitute the site of 
the school. The total amount of payments aggre- 
gated a little less than $20,000 for the entire tract. 
' At the quarterly meeting of the board of trustees 
of the New Hampshire state college at Durham, N^ 
H President W. D. Gibbs announced that through 
the' generosity of Andrew Carnegie and the combined 
efforts of th/college and town, * ™ »^^ 
ham costing $50,000, is assured. Mr. Carnegie s 
contribution Is $20,000, while the college and town 
have raised the balance. 

Cornell students are rejoicing over the abolition of 
'.•black week," a 10-day period of examinations 
which former^ came twice a year. The universi y 
Taculty voted that any college faculty might abolish 
he laminations. The faculty of Sibley coUege 
of mechanical engineering, the largest department In 
1 university, immediately abolished the examlna- 
' 1L and other colleges are expected to follow soon. 
,t has been announced that the questions given 
below were discussed at greatest length at the recent 
Wing of the association of colleges in New England 
held at Williams. 

, Fraternity houses : Are they increasing In 
numbers ? Do they become more and more luxurious 
an rexpensive , Are they on the whole advantageous 

t0 T The ege educational value of the small division 
3 Does the experience of most New England 

rollers with their requirement for A. B. of from 120 

o 230 - ho - " and the - s < a \ distr / bution 

of 'he student's time over a variety of subjects sug- 
gest the advisability of concentrating the work for 
fh, decree upon a smaller number of subjects ? 
^4 WhaTis the result of the erection of fraterni y 
chapter houses and how should such houses be 

T*U there such a decline In the study of Greek 
ln 5 th e secondary schools as to call for protective 

action on the part of the colleges?-^. 


Out of the West come many young Lochlnvars. 
In the last football season the Yale eleven had six 
Westerners; Harvard had four; Princeton had three, 
and Pennsylvania three. Twenty-seven per cent, of 
Yale s student population are Westerners. Yet this 
27 per cent, furnish 46 per cent, of the athletes 
There are 568 Westerners among the 4,328 men at 
Harvard university, or 13 per cent, and the West- 
erners furnish 17 per cent, of the athletes. Either 
the Westerners have better muscles and more of them 
or they know better how to use them.— Ex. 

President Eliot of Harvard has determined that 
brutality and unnecessary roughness shall cease In 

ts°e r, ^ ^^^ teamS ' 0r «h.t footb 

I* f sha be eliminated from the athletic curriculum 
of the university. At the Yale- Harvard game in the 
stadium next month President Eliot will sit near the 
sde line as a critic of the play. If there Is any 

hZZ 7 COmmend t0 thC COr P° ra "°" that 

Harvard cease playing Intercollegiate football The 

corporation could undoubtedly so vote, and football 
with Harvard left out would receive a stunning if „ ot 
a knock out blow. President Eliot is no warm friend 
of football as played today. His reports have fre- 
quently been hosti.e, but he has yielded to public 
opinion. In his recent resolve he was backed up by 
President Roosevelt and Influential members of the 
faculty and corporation.— Ex. 

Poultney Blgelow in an article in the London Man,. 
J Post writes of coeducation In the middle West • 
Personally I feel that there should be no old maids 
nor bachelors. At present I dare not say whether 
coeducation does or does not promote singleness At 
any rate, whatever our view may be, it Is well that 

hoJdt c s rJ d be tested thorough,y bef ° re -«- 

should be Invited one way or the other. This much 
may, however, be stated with some confidence that 
he dangers predicted by the people of European hab- 
■ts have proved to be chimerical. So far as my per- 
sonal experience goes-say at such Institutions as the 
universities of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Cornell, North- 
we. ; tern Chicago and kindred ones-, could discover 
nothing to countenance the proposition that your* 
women suffered in their maidenly modesty through 
dally work at a university of this character » 



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and »'th an honorable^ 'me 28 years of age 
**«, soldier, a t a a nd h i: V ' ab,e '«°* - <*& 
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Professor of Modern LanL«.s g ?"" M " a « !d « 
'ore, Mr. Good,,,, fte^ """ En *" s " Litem. 
College wh.„ , ls r .sofc« 1"™""' Pe " 0< ' * * 
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able, inspiring, and most highly successful teacher. 
As a teacher, I believe, he will be longest remem- 
bered. Who that has sat under him as a pupil can 
ever forget his energy, his enthusiasm for his subject, 
his absolute mastery of the matter in hand, his hearty 
and appreciative recognition of good work — nay, even 
of faithful effort unaccompanied with marked success, 
his quick perception of anything which even suggested 
an attempt to deceive and the consequent Instantly 
flashing scorn? The pupil under Goodell felt that he 
must do good work and became imbued with a most 
earnest desire to win a word of appreciation from the 
teacher whom he so ardently admired. Who shall 
attempt to define the limits of the Influence of such 
a teacher? 

In connection with all his teaching and administra- 
tive duties this Professor and President found time 
for the duties of Secretary of the Faculty from 1882 
to 1886 and served as Librarian from 1885 to 1899. 
In a very real sense, he was the creator of the library 
which numbered but a few hundred volumes when he 
began his work and had grown Into one of the most 
complete of Its class at the time of his death, when it 
numbered rather over 26000 volumes. 

On the death of President Paul A. Chadbourne In 
1883, Professor Goodell was made Acting President 
and served from February to September of that year. 
In 1886 he was elected president and in 1888 
Director of the Hatch Experiment Station. Presi- 
dent Goodell brought to the discharge of the duties of 
president and director executive abilities of a high 
order, and as was to be expected of a man of his 
ability, singleness of purpose, energy and devotion to 
duty, his work was attended with distinguished suc- 
cess. During the years of his presidency of the Col- 
lege, 1886 to 1905, the Faculty of the institution was 
doubled, the students in attendance increased in about 
the same pr portion and the appropriations for the 
support of th. College both by the state and national 
governments were more than doubled. Indeed, in 
1886 the state made no fixed annual appropriation for 
the support of the College. At the time of President 
Goodell 's death, such appropriations totaled $40000, 

President Goodell early took a leading position In 
the Association of American Agricultural colleges 
and Experiment Stations In the organization of which 

he was one of the most influential. For many years 
he was the chairman of its executive committee, In 
which position, as always wherever placed, he won In 
remarkable degree the respect, admiration and love 
of his associates. During the formative period of 
this association, he played a most important part In 
shaping its organization and its policy, and in Influ- 
encing national legislation. During these years, the 
Hatch Act and the second Morrill. Act were passed. 
The first established and provided for the support of 
one agricultural experiment station in each state and 
territory of the Union and the second appropriated to 
each agricultural and mechanical college the sum of 
$25000 annually. These "acts have had the most far 
reaching consequences for good. In pressing them 
upon the attention of Congress and securing their 
consideration there, President Goodell by his tact, 
energy, and enthusiasm was able to exercise great 

Any reference to the life of President Goodell 
"Prof Henry" and "Prexy" as the boys liked to call 
him, which should fail to call attention to his personal 
character and influence would be incomplete and 
inadequate. The students felt always that in him 
they had a friend and sympathizer and a safe and 
wise counsellor and the beauty of his life, reflected it 
may be indeed but faintly, will live In the lives and 
characters of his students. 


At the annual meeting of the trustees of the Mas- 
sachusetts Agricultural college held today (Jan. 2) 
Kenyon L. Butterfield, president of the Rhode Island 
college of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, was elected 
to fill the vacancy in the presidency at Massachusetts 
Agricultural college caused by the death of Henry H. 
Goodell. He will assume his duties in July. 

Mr. Bowker, '71, a member of the board of trus- 
tees, prepared the following statement touching Pres- 
ident Butterfield and the scope and work of the 

President Butterfield was born in Michigan in 1868 
and will therefore be thirty-eight years of age when 
he goes to Amherst, although he looks much younger. 
He is a descendant of the Butterfields and Davisons 
of the Massachusetts bay colony (1636). His 



grandfather was amo * h ~~ ._______^ * 

™tumn 0/ 1 902 he I^Z^J*™"''"'- '" *• <">» of " P * d "" CU " "<*"" <• W 

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«W day he has been regarded ,. , From Wis of Ne» H,„ ' ■' ordan °' Geneva .1.. 

'-.rfcuhura, .hough, ,M " ™! °' '"[ '«H°' Rh °^an ??«'. Tl " ^'""^ «* **£ 
«*>»», of one of ,he four sla n d ° ' "" " "°" " d ™« and ^ol T "^ '*»*« M, JZ 



r in December, and his address at that time way ^ ^ nQ doubt 

A Campaign for Rural ***»*£* ^ ^17^. When, however, the state edu- 

tiona. His family consists of a wife and wo sons, 
his wife being a graduate of Albion college, M chlgan_ 
They are both members of the Congregational church 
and interested in all church work. 

President Butterfleld was invited to speak a the 
winter convention of the board of agriculture, held at 
Worcester in December, and his address at that time 
entitled "A Campaign for Rural Progress," was very 
favorably received. In It he compared agrlcultura 
New England as a unit with the state of Michigan of 
similar area, and showed conclusively that New Eng- 
land was not falling behind in agricultural prosperity. 
In urging a campaign for rural progress he argued for 
the co-operation of the country schools, the farmers 
clubs and granges, the board of education, the board 
of agriculture, the Agricultural college, and finally 
the country church. He spoke for an hour and a 
half without manuscript, holding closely the attention 
of his audience and apparently converting them to his 
belief ,-that New England agriculture has a great 
future Such wholesome views based upon sound 
proof and such hopefulness were a revelation and an 


The Agricultural college at Amherst was never in 
better condition and was never accomplishing better 
work for the state than today. It has its largest 
attendance of students, a majority of whom when they 
graduate will take up agricultural or allied pursuits. 
It is one of the land grant colleges, of which there Is 

Technology, which takes the mechanic arts whUe 
the remaining two-thirds goes to the Agricultural col- 
lege, which teaches the natural sciences and n ac- 
tion such other branches as will promote the liberal 
and practical education" of the students who go there 
For nearly forty years it has "«kad to . motot 
way and Its work Is now beginning to tell. 

a duplicate In almost every state, and In some states 
they have become great universities, notably Cornell 
university of New York. They were established 
under the Morrill Act of 1862, which gave* the 
states then In the Union a certain proportion of public 
lands, which were sold and the proceeds invested for 
the founding I **se Institutions. *"•*«« * £ 
accepting the grant covenanted with the United 
States to maintain forever as a state institution "a 
college where the leading object shall be without 
excluding other scientific and classical studies and 
including military tactics, to teach such branches of 
learning as are related to agriculture and the 
mechanic arts .... In order to promote the libera 
and practical education of the industrial classes In the 
several pursuits and professions In life. ' ' 

One-third of the Income received from these funds 

will continue to be. When, however, the .tat edu- 
cational authorities and its public schoo, teachers 
shall fully recognize the college as a sister sUte insti- 
tution, and when the courses of study In he public 
schools, particularly In rural <ttm«urUtte», ** 
include nature studies and In a measure shall prepare 
students for her college at Amherst, then this Institu- 
tion will come to its own and will be more liberally 
patronized and do a still greater work for the state. 

,t will be the work of President Butterfleld to build 
upon the splendid foundations laid by Marshall P 
Wilder, Levi Stockbridge, President Clark and Pres- 
ident Goodell, and to bring the college to the atten- 
tion not only of the farmers of the state but to al 
classes, and particularly to every boy In any walk of 
life who is seeking a liberal and practical education 
along vocational lines; to bring the college In closer 
touch with the public schools and to make It supple- 
ment and complement these schools In the advance- 
ment of the cause of education, bearing In mind that 
it is a state Institution and Is maintained not for any 
particular class but for all classes In ^Common- 
wealth As a matter of fact fully one-half of Its stu- 
dents now come from Industrial centers -the towns 
and cities of the state. This is considered a good 
sign and Is to be encouraged. As the country boy 
has gone to the city and helped to renew it so the city 
boy should be encouraged to go to the country and do 
his share to build up the country : and In this good 
work the college can be of great assistance It is a 
kind of reciprocity that should be encouraged. 
' When the college was opened In 1867 It was con- 
sidered an experiment of doubtful utility | today 1 
holds an important place In the educational system of 
the state. At that time so-called classical education 
was paramount. Now It It Is believed by many edu- 
cators that scientific and technical subjects may be 
taught in such a way as to make them cultural and 

° ... i T~ >.«ln mon for 


One-third of the Income received from these funds ^ — ^ yocational 
in Massachusetts is turned over to the Institute of 1 disciplinary 

To train men for 

citizenship and social relations while preparing them 
for vocations seems to be the new order. As a result 
of th s sort of training the graduates at Amherst, as a 
rule have been quickly settled In some pursuit 
nearly every man In the last class being placed before 
he graduated. 

While Mr. Butterfleld In succeeding to the presl- 

M. A. C. 

Peters, 1. g. 
White, r. g. 

dency has a trying ordeal before hlm.he has a greater 
opportunity for efficient service in the cause of educa- 
tion and rural betterment than any of his predeces- 
sors President Goodell devoted a lifetime of able Wh 
and loving service to the college and died beloved by Gillette, c 
his associates and by all his students. To follow him Burke - '• f 
will not be an easy task; but with like faith and Cu,ter ' r - f 
enthusiasm he w.ll fully meet the hopes of those who 
have placed him at the head of the college, and will 
be loyally supported by the trustees and the public 
In his work he will also have the hearty co-operation 
of an able faculty, many of whom, like Professors 
Goessmann, Brooks, Mills and Fernald, have devoted 
their lives to the upbuilding of the college 

Trinity, 37; M. A. C, 17. 
Trinity defeated Massachusetts on the evening of 
Dec. 16, 37 to 17 at Hartford, Conn. The game 
was rough and uninteresting, being poorly officiated 
The Trinity team played well at times but were not 
as superior as the score Indicates. Gillette, center 

for Massachusetts played an exceptionally fine game 
The summary follows : 


I g., Marlor 

r. g., Powell 

c. Lauderfelt 

1. f.. Pond 

Referee-Mr. McKean. Umpire-M, Has,^ ^ 

sco e n d I r^ 1 .?' P ° nd 3> Undefeldt 2 - Ma-ach^ 
scored 6 goals and 5 on fouls. Score-Trinity 37. M. A. C. 


Wesleyan, 55; M. A. C, 7. 
Wesleyan opened her season on Dec. 13, at Mid- 
dletown, Con;,, by defeating Massachusetts 55 to 7 in 
an extremely interesting game despite the one-sided 
Our boys were unable to 


So enthusiasflc and generous has been the 
response of the Alumni to the appeals of the Treas 
urer of the Athletic Board at the dinners In Boston 
and Springfield, and through the 500 circulars which 
he has sent out, that it becomes his very pleasant 
to duty^ublicly thank these alumni In behalf of the 
student body and the board. Until the alumni began 
to make contributions, regular coaching for our foot- 
ball teams was out the question. During the past 
five years we have had regular coaching and the 
results have been apparent, as has several times been 
indicated In the circulars sent out to the alumni 
he scores and the schedules "before and after" 

- cage the ball 

although they had numerous chances. Wesleyan ' ne Scores and the schedules -before and after- 
had decided advantage In weight and speed, and show that forces nave be *n at work which have placed 
scored as soon as they could obtain the ball. Passing 0ur foo,bal1 teams a ™"g those of the pr.ncipal col 

scored as soon as they could obtain the ball. Passing 
on both sides was excellent and the game was quick 
and Interesting throughout. 
The summary : 


Taylor, r. f. 

Dearborn, Soule, Deming, I. f. 

White, c. 

Campaigne, r. g. 

Chamberlain. Moore. Van Horn. I. g 

Taylor 6, Dearborn 6, Soule 2, Deming 2. Whitr 2 Cam- 
P-fn.4. Moore. Cutter, Ci.le,,. White, 'coals from fous-' 

M. A. C. 

I. g-. Peters 
r. g.. White 
c, Gillett 
I. f., Burke 
r. f.. Cutter. Tirrell 
Goals from the floor- 

Dearborn 3, P«ters. ReterM-Carlson 
Time — 20-minute halves. 

Umpire— Hastings. 

among those of the principal 
leges of New England (Harvard and Yale only 
excepted.) J ' 

The team's work this fall has been creditable 

although there were more defeats than victories To 

be defeated by the strongest teams in New England 

is no disgrace to a college of 200 men. As but two 

of this year's team were regular players in 1904, and 

as these two are the only ones who are not to be 

with us ui next fall, it Is expected that, in view of the 

good work accomplished this season, the coaching of 

this year will further materially the chances for 

greater success the coming season. 

In addition to the good work of the team and the 





support of a coach by the alumni, it should be stated 
that the students have supported their team loyally 
and royally. Nearly four-fifths of the college went 
down to Springfield on the day of the Training School 
game and undoubtedly such support was a great help 
to the team towards victory. Financially, too, the 
under-graduates have done their part. Before begin- 
ning the basketball season every cent of debt on the 
accounts of previous seasons was paid thanks to the 
strenuous efforts of the present basketball manager, 
and the loyal response of the entire student body. 

It will be of interest both to students and to alumni 
to see that the older graduates have not lost their 
interest and are still loyal to their Alma Mater. The 
amounts are, therefore, arranged in groups of five 

years each. 

The last three graduating classes have voted to 

subscribe as classes. As 1903's subscription was 

paid to the manager of the football team it is not 

included below. 

'71 to 75 inclusive, $96.00 

'76 to '80 " 20.00 

'81 to '85 " 26.00 

'86 to '90 " 21.00 

'91 to '95 " 63.00 

'96 to '00 " 32.50 

'01 to '05 " 67.00 

Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Cornell, 
Annapolis and Chicago, constituting the existing com- 
mittee on rules, asking for an amalgamation with 
that body. None of the above-mentioned universi- 
ties was represented at yesterday's conference. If 
they refuse to join with the committee appointed yes- 
terday, the latter will act independently, and formulate 
rules for the guidance of the institutions ratifying yes- 
terday's action. 

N on graduate and Trustees, 


S. Francis Howard. 
Secretary and Treasurer, M. A. C. Athletic board. 


A concerted movement toward reforming the game 
ot football in the colleges and universities of America 
was begun at New York, Dec. 28, when the repre- 
sentatives of 68 institutions of learning agreed to act 
together in securing the adoption of rules, and an 
enforcement of them, which will materially lessen the 
danger to players, will do away with mass formations, 
and secure permanent officials for intercollegiate con- 
tests. The conference perfected a permanent organ- 
ization and appointed a rules committee of seven, 
which will communicate with the representatives of 


The twentieth annual banquet of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural Club of New York was held at St. Denis 
hotel, Dec. 8th, under the directions of Presiding 
Officer, John B. Minor, '73. Prof. H. T. Fernald 
and Lieut. C A. L. Totten, were present as guests. 
In attendance there were; W. D. Russell, '71; 
Fred A. Ober, S. C. Thompson, 72 ; John B. 
Minor, 73; J. F. Barrett, Dr. John F. Win- 
chester, 75; Sandford D. Foot, Pres. Chas. 
S. Howe, 78, of Case School of Applied Science; 
Charles E. Lyman, 78; C. E. Beach, '82; H. K. 
Chase, Dr. John A. Cutter, E. S. Jones, Herbert 
Myrick, James S. Williams, '82; Dr. Wlnfield 
Ayres, William A. Eaton, '86; H. S. Fairbanks, 
W. L. Morse, '95; Sydney L. Muse, '96; and 
Chas. 1. Goessmann, '97. 

The theme of the meeting was the memory of the 
late President Goodell and all speeches had most 
feeling references to him. Prof. Henry T. Fernald 
reported in detail as to the condition of the College 
greatly to the edification of those present. Lieut. C. 
A. L. Totten delivered a very broad and detailed 
tribute to the memory of his old friend and College 
teacher. President Chas. S. Howe, Illustrated the 
value of the College as a means for fitting men for 
all lines of life work and in himself Indirectly as to 
pedagogues. Brief addresses were made by the 
others present. It was voted that the Executive Com- 
mittee be in.tructed to print a memorial in relation to 
President Goodell, to be sent to graduates and former 


Officers were elected as follows : President Dr. 
Charles S. Howe, 78, Cleveland, Ohio ; vice-presi- 
dent, Dr. Winfield Ayres, '85, New York; second 
vice-president, Henry S. Fairbanks, '95, of Phila- 
delphia; third vice-president, Charles I. Goessmann, 

'96, of New York; secretary and trea^eT^nT 
Fewler, '80, 525 W«t -y\ r A c* 
ford n pV ,! d St; chora gus, Sand- 

John a n ' 8 ' ° f NeW Y ° rk ' historia ". ^ 
John A. Cutter, '82, of New York. 


6 7 

Colleg* JYotts, 

Geo. Stone with 


—We are glad to see Dr 
again after his recent illness. 

-Skating upon the college pond was excellent for 
a few days after and during the Xmas recess. 

-A book containing the rules of the college has 
ately een published and placed Into the hands "of the 
student body. 

hel7inV' v u LUl1 3ttended thS f ° 0,ba11 ^ eM on 
from M. I C ' " ^"^ 2 * h " ^^ 

-The next informal dance will be held the 20th of 
January; as this comes soon after fraternity initiations 
a large number are expected to attend. 

-The college was deeply grieved to hear of the 
dea h of Prof. Hasbrouck's father. The many friends 
the professor extend heartfelt sympathy to him In 
ms serious loss. 

ei.hTL he , St ; 0rt C °u rS<5 StartCd ° nJan - 3rd with twenty 
eigh students. They elected the following officers • 

Present, W. F. Hobbs of Amherst; vice-president, 
W F ley of Hartford; secretary, F. H . Heath 
Springfield; treasurer, Ashley Randall of South 

-The Short course practical work will be done in 
large rooms which have been fitted up with new 
apparatus in the basement of south college Elec 
power and steam will be supplied from the central" 
heating station. C. W. Fryhofer of Iowa will be the 

H™« '"ftT ° f butter -™ k **- Nathan J, 
Hunting of the Cass of '91, will give instruction In 
the use the separator and the Babcock test 
Courses will be given in dairy farming and animal 
hus andry by Prof. P. S. Cooley, and in the use 
fert.iizers by Prof. W. P- Brooks. 

The freshmen have pledged for fraternities as 
followS R -K 2, E. F. Hathaway, 
E. H. Brown and G. T. Richardson; C. S. C, 

Adams, T. W Bean n n o ., 

w. oean, u. C. Bartlett, D I Caf 

R Z1Z \ Thom P son > H. O. Knight, C 

R. Webb, H. Neal* p u u/.i . 

han and W f 'J ' " S ° n ' J " V " Mona " 

Z Vt J ' Kenney; ♦ K *« R - D. Lull, M 

Tucke ^T'T 0, !* , C ° dd,ng ' A " E ' C °*' H - ^ 
lucKer, C. E. Treat, C. H. Maps, W H I Mr „^ 

and H. W. French ; Q T V F C Warn t A 
Willis q q n ' Warner, L. G 

W Ills, S. S. Crossman, A. W. Hubbard, L N 
Coleman, J Noye,, R. S . Eddy, L. S. Cor ett, O 
B. Briggs. G. M. Brown, P. G. Cardin, R. Po °* 
and Turner '08. roi ier, 


First prize, $15 ; second prize, $10. Competition 
open to members of the senior and Junior dZL 

LZ*\ r the basls ° f an e ~* wh,ch mm be 

a ded in under an assumed name on or before April 

15m. Essay to be based upon the college wood lot 

supposed to be attached to a farm where' the annual 

equ.rements for repairs and general use are as fol 

ows: _On. Inch boards, 500 ft. ; two-inch p,ank 5 00 

15 cordT ^ 50 ° f " ; P 05 * 5 ' 25 fL I wood . 

The essay must be based upon the supposition that 

hLlvT W ' SheS t0 retaln 3nd ™ na * e the wood lo, 

and h T° miC PUrP0SCS - The llabim y to fire 

and the market conditions are the same as those of 

he college wood lot and taxes are at ordinary valua- 
tion and rates in the town of Amherst 

The problem is to lay down the lines for the man 

agement ol this wood lot in general, with especial 

efe ence the work for the next year, January , st , 

1907 The essay should make clear whether the 

wood lot in question would furnish the above specified 

quantities of lumber, posts, and wood, also whether it 

can be made to furnish more than these quantities 

and if so, how much more. 


The Junior Promenade given by the class of 1907 
will occur on the night of Feb. 1 6th. You can't 
afford to miss it and now is the time to decide to go 
Freshmen at all interested should be encouragfd' 
We hope to see many alumni with us on this occa 

^."er see n , y o°r n :rt 8 *"" ^^^ "^ 


Chairman Prom Committee. 




Having graduated less than two years ago ('04) 
from Massachusetts, Mr. Arthur W. Gilbert is already 
making somewhat of a name for himself. 

Immediately after graduation Mr. Gilbert entered 
Cornell university to study for a master's degree which 
he obtained last June. While at Cornell he made a 
good record In many ways. In the line of scholarship 
and original investigation he won the admiration of 
such men as Professors L. H. Bailey, Thomas F. 
Hunt, John Craig, and H. H. Wing, men well known 
in the agricultural world. Besides coming in direct 
contact with these men, he became well acquainted 
with Milton Whitney, Chief of the Bureau of Soils ; 
Dr. Cameron from the same bureau ; Director E. B. 
Voorhees of the New Jersey Experiment Station ; Mr. 
Falrchild, agricultural explorer; Dick J. Crosby of 
the office of experiment stations and many others as 
famous as these. 

Mr. Gilbert took an active part In university life 
having become the official basketball umpire of the 
university and linking himself with such organizations 
as Alpha Zeta, the Agricultural Assembly, and the 
Lazy Club which has a wide spread reputation. Last 
year he joined the American Breeders Association 
which has been recently organized under the leader- 
ship of Assistant Secretary W. M. Hays of the United 
States Department of Agriculture and others. 

Last March, he passed the civil service examina- 
tion for scientific assistant in the United States 
Department of Agriculture but at about the same time 
was offered the position of instructor in agronomy and 
supervisor of extension courses at the University of 
Maine which he accepted and Is now holding. 

So far this year Mr. Gilbert has beed acting as 
instructor In both agronomy and animal Industry at the 
University o Maine beside his extension work, but at 
a recent meeting of the trustees of that institution it 
was voted to hire an Instructor In animal industry so 
that Mr. Gilbert could take direct charge of the exten- 
sion work of the state. Mr. Gilbert made an extended 
study of extension courses while at Cornell and since 
that time has helped to organize a magnificent line of 
extension courses, consisting of reading, correspond- 
ence and lecturing courses. 

The former contain fifteen courses and cover the 
different phases of farm life as would come under 

such heads as farm crops, animal industry, horticul- 
ture, forestry, home economics and the homestead, 
and nature study. 

The College of Agriculture of the University of 
Maine is now enjoying a great boom. New courses, 
such as soil physics, farm mechanics, farm machinery 
and rural architecture, are being given this year which 
have never been given before. 

The farmers of the state are backing up the move- 
ment well as shown by the fact that at the recent 
meeting of Maine Dairyman's Association, prizes to 
the aggregate of one hundred dollars were offered 
which are to be presented to the agricultural sudents 
next year. These are all new prizes and are in addi- 
tion to the prizes regularly given out each year. 

Mr. Gilbert will take an active part in the lecture 
courses as shown by the fact that he has prepared 
eight lectures, each on a different subject, to be 
delivered as demanded throughout the state. 

Mr. Gilbert has been sent to the meeting of the 
New York Breeders' Association held at Syracuse, 
N. Y., to represent the University of Maine. On the 
program are some of the most prominent speakers in 
agriculture In the country, many of whom Mr. Gilbert 
met while at Cornell last year. 

The course In soil physics upon which Mr. Gilbert 
has put considerable time and thought, and which has 
never been given in Maine is now well organized and 
has become quite popular. At the recent meeting of 
the trustees they visited the laboratory to see what 
was being done and were pleased with the apparatus 

and the work in general. 



Of the class of 1908 on the death of Mrs. Maria H. Thurs- 
ton, mother of our classmate, Frank Eugene Thurston. 

Whereas, It hath pleased God in his infinite wisdom to take 
unto himself the mother of our friend and classmate Frank 
Eugene Thurston, be it 

Resolved, That we, the members of the class of 1908 do 
recognize the severe loss which has befallen our classmate. 

Resolved, That we do hereby extend our deep and heartfelt 
sympathy to him and to his family in their berevement, and 
be it further. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to him 
and his family ; also, that a copy of these resolutions be pub- 
lished in the college signal. 

Hermon T. Wheeler, 

H. M. Jennison, } For the class. 

K. E, Gillett, 





mem has remode. %£££*."«• "" *■*«- «■»■»"■». of February J°" T t SP '"*" M ' °" 
Plants in , he dark. M^b™ ™ a a ^^ "' K* 6 '" ■*•"•'"« to m « lh | s -h. "" '" 

*m WIN be ex,ens,ve^ r.o at d lh a " d 'H'"'"" M * '^CV, h aS?' * 
» obiec, lesson ,n mL o. wo* "*"*' "T '"""""<>" * "'ended ,o al A,umnU n d T' 

The new building ,s now being Lshed m ■„ ?t T Th ' '" *» «* »an q ueHs « « T" 


Baton Rou*e, the fl y!T!?!t ^ "T W ° rk,n * at 

enable us to get these men and it ., h * 5 


chief of the three stations main- 

Baton Rouge, the 
tained by the state. 

a a ~- ».. »«.. 5SR,— 5 

Joseph F. Gilllngh^rnT^e7^ch ant a „rf „ I ^ '""£ °' C °° k ""^ V,S,ted co,le 8«- 

-.'eft more than $300,000 Tcha , ! a^L^T ' M '^* m ^"^°«<* **» 
1 bequests are tmnnn ' . . ° .?"*"*■ Among dairy farm at Seekonk i,„„ L ™°'a.arge 

nospltal, Philadelphia, HaveXd co, P '" KyWM ' The ° TO " <>"", esta.e being p eased w«h7 "I' 

I 05.-H. F. Thompssn, who has be M ^^ % 



few days around college, has recently accepted a 
position as assistant in the agricultural department at 
Mount Hermon. He Is teaching agriculture, horti- 
culture, forestry and poultry raising. 


The total registration at Amherst is 449. 
The senior class at Kansas numbers 190. 
Stanford university has had a football squad this 
year of 146 men. 

The University of Kansas has the finest liquid air 
plant west ot New York. 

The freshman class at Amherst has offered four 
prizes for original songs. 

The total receipts for the Chicago-Wisconsin foot- 
ball game was $12,662. 

Colby's freshman class numbers 77 of which 41 
are men, and 36 women. 

The Wellesley freshman class is about 340 which 
is an unusually large one. 

The total enrollment at Smith college, according 
to the catalogue, Is 1213. 

The University of Washington has three pairs of 
twins in its freshman class. 

Trinity college has required gymnasium work for the 
freshman and sophomore classes. 

During 1904-1905 Columbia had an enrollment of 
4,983 and received gifts of $1,960,000. 

California university has organized a pistol club for 
the men and a fencing club for the women. 

Head Coach Reld of Harvard receives $4,000 for 
three month's work with the football squad. 

The N«M«jnal Lumbermen's Association is going 
to endow a chair In the Yale Forrestry school. 

Vassar has a new library building costing $500,000 
the gift of Mrs. Frederic F. Thompson of New York. 
The seniors at Indiana university have adopted a 
sombrero hat with a tan colored band as their class 


The largest prize ever offered for excellence in 
academic work will be given at Harvard this year. 
Five hundred dollars Is offered for the best thesis in 
any economic subject. 

At Wisconsin university the senior engineers, both 
mechanical and electrical, take an Eastern trip each 


At the University of Maine, the members of the 
football squad must be Indoors by ten o'clock or lose 

their suits. 

President Angell, of the University of Michigan, 
has begun his thirty-fifth year at the head of that 

The vote of the faculty of Mass. Institute of Tech- 
nology as to the alliance with Harvard was 67 

against six. 

A national school of architecture Is to be founded 
in New York City by the architects of the Society of 
Beaux Arts. 

A bequest of $200,000 for the foundation in New 
York city of a school for the study of Socialism was . 
made recently. 

A southern cornetist named Burst has three chil- 
dren :— Alice May Burst, James Wood Burst and 
Henry Will Burst.— Ex. 

Northwestern university has received $250,000 
from one of its trustees and expects $750,000 more 
scon from various sources. 

The chief of the constabulary of the Philippine 
service Is to visit Yale soon wiht the idea of enlisting 
young men in that service. 

Clemson college, South Carolina, is the largest 
and best endowed scientific college in the south ; It 
has 56 professors and 509 students. 

In the last forty-five years the number of the fac- 
ulty at Wesleyan has increased from 8 to 33 ; the 
number of students from 138 to 305. 

The seniors of Mount Union have refused to deliver 
their orations on commencement day unless the faculty 
grants them a vacation before graduation. 

Ohio State university offers a course in the art and 
science of making pottery. Such a course has never 
been given by an institution in this country. 

Williams college is planning to erect a new dormi- 
tory at a cost of $60,000 and to use $20,000 in build- 
ing an addition to one of their present dormitories. 
At the recent football conference held In New 
York a resolution declaring that the game of football 
should not be abolished, but should be reformed, was 
carried by a vote of 15 to 8. 

Th. sophomore of Bos.on university have robbed 
.he freshman play of soenery, curlillns and f| ' b ™ 

pos:pone y r PMed ' 0rDeMmb " 8 ^^^e 

298v| 7 flf umv ersity. The building will be 

298x178 feet with a covered quarter-mile track sur 
rounding it. sur " 

ofT" i r^? nningS Bfyan has g'ven the University 
of South Dakota $400, the proceeds from which a e 
G^r. aSPriZeSf ° rbeSteS ^ science!: 

A course In journalism has been established at the 
University o North Dakota. Credit will be given o 
the editors of the college dally ,n propositions to the 
amount of work they do e 

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ball and track teams burned down The i„„ , ,? ' 
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654 received serious injuries, eight were injured per 
= t^and three died from injuries TSjl 

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STANLEY SAWY T E E RRoS E sT^ ^ °^«— 'S "^t^" ""»'«■ 

EARLE COODMAN BARrfp^r ° 6 ' C °" a f e Not «- E ° W ' N H °BART SCOTT 1 90* . 

"ekbert u,^^;sri £>. — . ssss K^a^^^nsr^ 

JDW|N_DAN|ELS PH.LBR.CK^of ""^ BR ° WNE - "08 


Prol. S. F. Howard. Sec 
* L. Cutter, Manager. 
M. H. Clark, Manager. 
A. T. Hastings, Pres. 

d"b, not merely an or J?" f "°" "' ' college glee 
P'Osp«. and J^.* 1 . ** ■ club tha, will 
That we have su «,', . "'"*'* "' ,h " college. 

*-* whi r::;: d : r,' n ^ —« <- 

»™»g .he students a„ dra a k e l" ™ '"' h «^ 
organizations will Inde/LT , S " "*" *"* 

M. A. C. Ind «""»=ly Increase the status 0/ 

the last '«w year? h" 8 , „ ^^ ° rCneslra - ** 

But now we fLi h . I i ™ y slmllar d ub. 

Mr. Roger, Tand Mr T "J* T*" m °"™< * 

>ra, there wm bl a ^ n " a " '" or W">""W « orches- 

Il".s,an r^^""^ °""'«es,m these 

no we trust, a permanent Interest taken. As 

A new Impetus has been riven i„ ,k. 
-'lege b, the election o, M f But el,d °' "" 

of the colleee Th. .. a Bu " er "«l» as president„ »nd^ h „r w a ho t,;::* :°d o,d H h,s ^ 

lo' the good of the collet ,n s d . ?"*"*"> 
'hat the college Is awaZT , "' '° ,hls <"""l 

fallen ,„,„ a f d "**"""«, from "» *"'"»« ha J 

tn= "ex, ew v"ars as, ,"° W ' 00k C ° n " denl " *•«<. .0 
*m become 1'e" 8 ° UrMlVeS """ M ' *• C 
sclentldc world £ " T. J"^"' " C, ° r '" ,h ° 



but his duties at the R. 1. state college will prevent 
his coming until July. But it is evident that his 
character and reputation have proceeded him and we 
shall all now endeavor to place the college in as fit a 
condition as possible for his coming. The work of 
Acting President Brooks this year has made it possible 
for us to say that President Butterfleld will find every- 
thing running smoothly and can at once take up his 
duties without preliminary troubles. We wish to 
extend to Professor Brooks, In behalf of the Signal 
and of the student body, our appreciation of his 
honest and worthy service for the college in the face of 
the many serious obstacles that repeatedly presented 

The action of the basketball manager In giving up 

the remainder of the season may at first sight appear 

to be wrong. But when the circumstances under 

which he labored are fully understood there should be 

no question as to its advisability. After the Brown 

game he found that if the remainder of the schedule 

was played the association would end so deep in debt 

that it would be next to impossible for the baseball 

manager to carry out his season as scheduled. And 

realizing that basketball as a game is a minor sport 

he believed he was justified in sacrificing his Interests 

to those of baseball. Consequently he used what 

money he had in paying up back athletic debts and 

finding that even at this he fell short proceeded to 

raise more money from the students. A well needed 

lesson can be derived from this, namely, that In the 

future the students must realize that each and every 

one must support the various teams if any result is to 

be accomplished. The basketball manager wishes 

to express his thanks to the students for their loyal 

and hearty support of an unsuccesssul season. It Is 

this spirit ths 19 making M. A. C. what it is today, 

and what will, if it Is kept at itspresen* high standard j 

In the future make an increased rating for our athletics. 

were glad to see this dedication to the Major as It 
brings back to us the excellent and faithful service he 
rendered to the college and also shows that this friend 
of the students of M. A. C. Is not forgotten. The 
editorials are exceptionally fine and the general char- 
acter of the book is above reproach. But there are 
grave defects also from which the coming editors 
can derive many suggestions for the better. We 
note the unexcusable typographical errors, statistical 
errors, and errors of supposed facts, Indicative of too 
hasty work and of a lack of sufficient proof reading. 
This 1907 Index is lamentably weak in • 'grinds" and 
has scarcely a single personality. It appears that the 
editors in attempting to eliminate what has been 
called III humored or malicious grinds have rather 
overstepped the mark and have gone too far In the oppo- 
site direction. The half tones scattered throughout 
the book are good but are not numerous enough. The 
work of the artist is very commendable with the excep- 
tion of one drawing that Is easily seen to be decidedly 
out of place. We were also glad to see the article 
by Professor Mills upon our late President, Henry 
Hill Goodell. It Is very fitting that in any such pub- 
lication from the college, space should be given to one 
whom so faithfully worked in our behalf during so many 
years. We can safely say, however, that the Index, 
as a book, maintains the high standard of the books 
of previous years but it cannot be said that it surpasses 

The 1907 Index is now recorded in history. As the 
first outburst of criticism is over, it is possible for us 
to review and criticize it in an unpredujlced manner. 
The material and design of the cover is excellent, 
considerably better than most of Its predecessors and 
the dedication sketch of Major Anderson written by 
Col. W. W. Olin, Is unique and pleasing. We 


The third and the most successful informal 
was held on last Saturday afternoon and evening. 
Over seventy couples were on the floor and everyone 
enjoyed themselves. The Drill hall was tastefully 
decorated with bunting and flags, and the plants from 
the Hill added to the beauty. Callahan 's orchestra of 
Northampton furnished the music and Brown of 
Amherst catered. The patronesses were : 

Mrs. Paige and Mrs. Cooley of Amherst, Miss 
Lasby of South Hadley and Miss Peers of Northamp- 
ton. Among the visitors and alumni were : 

H.D.Haskins and Mrs.Hasklns; Mr.Blake,'04,and 
Miss Raymond of Mt. Holyoke; C. L.Whitaker,'05, 
and Miss Barker of Smith; D. G.Jones, '03,and Miss 
Cowls of North Amherst; G. H. Stickney, Lynn and 
Miss Mitchell of Mt. Holyoke; G. P. Tully, Har- 

vard and Miss Dodge ofla^TcTV^^T 
Harvard and Miss Lambert o Amhe'rsr H r 

of Mt. Ho^oke 7 a' ^TT^ MiSS H ~* of 
Miss Peers olmthHR Sr' T^' "* 
Vermont, and Miss kcL^tT C pT' " 
New Hampshire, and Miss Nelk oT Smith mTi 

Haskell and Miss Knight of Chlcopee 

yoke E~F r ?T* Md MiSS Lee of Mt. Hol- 
yoke E F. Gaskelland Miss Bates of Pelham r 

E. Hood and Miss Clark of Mt. Hoi.ok L ' ft 
Moselyand Miss Preston of Mt. Ho.yok • E p' 
Mudge and Miss McKillop of Smith • X ' P ' 
and Miss Roby of Amherst • R C pfa'v f m " 
Hall of North Amherst- C A T I M * SS 

Hall of North Adam H ' M ' R n ^ "* 

of Amhent p l,; ' RusSel1 and M j ss Cobb 

of Amherst ; E. H. Scott and MissBonsellof Smith • 
G. W Sleeper and Miss Burke of Holyoke- Ha 
Suhlke and Miss Riches of Smith • W n t<' 

Pierce and Miss Love of Mt. Holyoke • H 'J m J' 

and Miss Bradstreet of Amherst E 'h t 

Miss Stafford of Mt. Holyoke' ^ *"* 

Amhe^C t^?™ "* M,SS Ba '^" of 

Cobb and Miss Burnham of M, u i , ' 
Curtis and Miss Burltame of R Z '' ^ 
Cutting and Miss Har loT of A J er! .TS ' p I I 
and Miss Meakerof Westfied C 7 Jt "" 

Steel of Mt. Holyoke K P r m t ' ^ M,SS 
'e«e of Westfil d H K M ' "* MiSS G " 

-rth of Mt. Ho^oke , A hT ^ M,SS W ^- 
°< South Framing r T?J? "* *?" 

WhlttimoreofM.Hol'yoke-H M 7 "* 

Miss Mclntyre of Chlcopee, R p ^7 Md 
PhUllps of Mt. Holyoke E ' D Pll , J "J ^ 

Booth of Holyoke- R h v k u a " d MiSS 

°'yoKe , R. H Verbeck and Miss French 


HXr ; A w L^r an , dM,ssstarkeyof ^- 

Holyoke ^ "* M,SS Butte "<* of Mt. 

I909-R. A . Blake and Miss Ripley of Smith ■ E 
H. Brown and Miss Crawford of Iff. Holyoke.' p' 
G.Cardlu and Miss Noultis of Springfield G f 
Codding and Miss Farnsworth of HoTyote'- A p' 
Cox and Miss Squiers of Mt. Holyoke - hr ^ J' 
by and Miss Walsh of Amherst G R p.. 
Miss Ray of Amherst- C h m U ' t0n and 

of Holyoke- Niu Maps and Miss Snow 

or Holyoke N. L. Martin and Miss Martin of Sharon • 
H- J. Neale and Miss Sherman of Smith ,t 
Oliver and Miss Abbott of Mt. Holyoke C H P I' 
dock and Miss Miller of Amherst A L & 
Miss Norton of Mt. Holyoke H w" T T "* 
Miss Wilson of South Hadlev C r Z. J^' "* 
Holland of Smith i m . ' R " Webb and Mlss 

Holyoke E J r £ T *"' ^ C,ark of M <- 

Collet fiot^. 

formed "'^"^^^ 

—The Senior Minstrel show will be aiv,™ 
evening of March 2nd. g Ve " ° n ,he 

-The college band will play for « B utts Manual- 
beginning next semester. aI 

speaker "«"»««"""« '" 'he place of class 

— L. F. Purrlnglon of Flo.ence jave an .^ 

-^a„r,x,e7^;rr: , " ,ure 

AILance of Un« y church las, even," W ° ma " 5 

^■vered an address upon ,'he p acMcaUes^o 
Co. operation among fruit gr », ers . S "" S " 

-The college orchestra will give a musical m ,h. 
college chapel on the ev.ntng of Feb Z n" 
«eds wll, go toward enlarging the c "h and e ^ 
equipment. An excellent program has been a range" 
by Mr. Rogers a „d a large attendance Is expect d 



It has been reported that Carroll D. Wright, 

president of Clark college has been offered the posi- 
tion of trustee of M. A. C., in the place of William 
R. Sessions, resigned, and has accepted. 

—The 1906 commencement committee consists 
of F. C. Pray, L. H. Moseley, C. A. Tirrell, H. M. 
Russell, C. E. Hood and W. C. Tamatt. The com- 
mittee on programs has been chosen as follows : W. 
O- Taft and R. W. Peakes. 

The committee for the senior minstrels has been 

chosen as follows : -A. T. Hastings of Natick, man- 
ager; Frank H. Kennedy of Ashmont, F. D. Wholley 
of Cohassett, Stanley S. Rogers of Brookline, Louis 
H. Moseley of Glastonbury, Conn. 

The Junior Prom, which will come upon the 

evening of Feb. 16, is looked forward to with pleasant 
anticipations by many. If appearances can be counted 
upon this will be a great success. The Prom, com- 
mittee will be glad to assist any one who is contem- 
plating attending. 

The senior class has selected its class day speak- 
ers as follows : Class oration, W. C. Tannatt ; class 
ode, F. D. Wholley ; class song, S. S. Rogers ; ivy 
poem, A. T. Hastings; campus oration, F. H. 
Kennedy; pipe oration, W. O. Taft; hatchet oration, 
C. W. Carpenter. 

A college orchestra has been organized under the 

leadership of Stanley S. Rogers. The members are : 
W. C. Tannatt, manager ; Kennedy, '06, pianist ; 
Crosby, '09, first violin ; Adams, '09, second violin ; 
Rogers, '06, first cornet ; Glllett, '08, second cornet ; 
Back, '04, first clarinet ; Hyslop, '08, second clarinet , 
Hubbard, '09, second clarinet ; Blake, '09, second 
violin ; Trainor, '09, second violin; Sawyer, '08, 
second violin ; Chapman. '08, trombone ; Tannatt, 
'06, mm. 

—The Q. T. V. fraternity held a banquet Saturday 
evening, Jan. 13, In the Amherst House to the 13 
new members taken In this year. Forty-eight were 
present and enjoyed the bountiful menu provided by 
Landlord Kendrick. Dr. J. B. Paige, '82, acted as 
toastmaster, and toasts were given as follows : Rich- 
ard Wellington, '1906, "Q. T. V. today;" M. A. 
Blake, 1904, "College fraternities;" E. H. Forris- 
tall, N. H. C, '97, "The future of Q. T. V. ;" R. 
W. Lyman, 71, "Our alumni;" A. L. Whiting, 

1908, "Working;" R. W. Peakes, 1906, "Massa- 
chusetts." The alumni present were R. W. Lyman, 
71, Dr. E.T. Dickinson, '94, and A. J. Morse, '94, 
of Northampton, F, O. Williams, '90, C. M. Hub- 
bard, '92, and Dr. M. H. Williams, '92, of Sunder- 
land, C. W. Lewis, '05, of Melrose Highlands, Dr. 
J. B. Paige, '82, David Barry, '90, H. J. Franklin, 
'03, G. D. Jones, '03. Vincent Osman, '03, and 
E. H. Forrlstall, New Hampshire college, '97. The 
committee in charge were C. E. Hood. '06, T. H. 
Jones, '08, and A. D. Farrar, '08. 

The annual initiation banquet of Gamma Delta 

chapter of Kappa Sigma was held In the Amherst 
House on the eveniug of Jan. 19. Eight other col- 
leges were represented by delegates while several 
alumni from M. A. C. made the occasion especially 
enjoyable, Professor Waugh making a fine toastmas- 
ter while the many toasts were well responded to. 
The initiates were : 

S. S. Warner, 73. 

H. P. Otis, 75. 

H. P. Smead, '94. 

E. K. Atkins, '00. 

E. H. Brown, '09. 

R. C. Llndblad, '09. 

A. D. Lyman, '09. 

E. F. Hathaway, 09. 

C. H. Paddock, '09. 

G. T. Richardson, '09. 
The guests were : 

J. F. Fisher, 71. 

S. S. Warner, 73. 

C. Wellington, 73. 

H. P. Otis, 75. 

S. L. Hills, 81. 

E. B. Holland, '92. 
H. P. Smead, '93. 

F. A. Waugh, Kansas Agr. College, '91. 
A. S. Kinney, '96. 
C. K. Atkins, '00. 
E. T. Ladd, '05. 
R. C. Goodale, ex- '06. 
P. V. Varsdale, Brown Univ., '06. 
H. R. Stevens, Vermont, '07. 

G. P. Tubby, Harvard, '06. 
C. W. Washburn, Univ. of Oregon, '05. 
"Pete" Knight, Dartmouth. 




H. G. Moody. Dartmouth, '09. 

G. C. Rhoades, Univ. of Penn. , '06. 

C. F. Jenness, N. H. State, '06. 

G. H. Stickney, D. G. M.. Cornell, '93. 


T.ree prizes-a first prize of $100, a second prize 
of $75 and a third prize of $50-have been estab- 
ished by the Hon. John Barrett, United States Min- 
ister to Columbia, to be awarded to the authors of the 
best papers on any one of the subjects named below 
Mr. Barrett states the object of the prizes to be "to 
promote the study of the history, peoples, politics 
resources and possibilities of our sister Republics," 
and to develop throughout the United States "a wider 
Interest in our political and commercial relations with 
La tn-Amerlca, and to foster a more general study of 
Latin-American history, institutions, political, socia 
and educational conditions, material and industrial 
resources, and commercial possiblllties-especially as 

iZu v r: mh ofcloser ,iesof '"*—, 

comity and confidence." 

The prizes are offered subject to the followmg rules 
of competition : s 

(1) The competition is open to any student, man or 
woman, registered during the academic year 
1905-6 in any American college, unlvehsity 
or technical school. Undergraduate, profes- 
slonal and graduate students are alike eligible 
(2) Papers submitted by competitors must not 
exceed 10,000 words in length. 
Papers, accompanied by the full 
address of the writer and statement of the class 
and college, university, or technical school to 
which the writer belongs, must be mailed or 
delivered to an express company not later than 
September I, 1906, addressed to the Presi- 
dent of Columbia university, New York N 
Y., marked "For the John Barrett Prize '" 
The prizes will be awarded by a committee of 
judges chosen for the purpose, and the results 
will be announced through the public press as 
soon after October I, 1906, as practicable 
The paper awarded the first prize will be trans- 
mitted by the undersigned to the Director of 
the Bureau of American Republics, who will 







cause It to be published and circulated as one 
of the publ.cations of that Bureau 
(6) All papers submitted in competition, other than 
the one to which the first prize is awarded, will 
be destroyed as soon as the prizes have been 
awarded unless, at the time of sending, a com- 
petitor asks for the return of the manuscript 
and furnishes a fully stamped and properly 
addressed envelope. 
(7) Papers must be subm.tted in typewritten form 
Any one of the following subjects may be chosen '. 


^) The Monroe Doctrine and its influence on the 
political and economic development of Latin- 

The influence of the Panama Canal on the 

commercial and political development of 

Present conditions and future possibilities of the 

trade of the United States with South 


The present material and economic progress of 

South America. 
The practicability and utility of the proposed 

ran-American Railway. 

II historical. 
The influences and conditions that worked for the 
independence and establishment of the South 
American Republics. 
The influences and conditions that worked for the 
Independence and establishment of the Central 
American Republics and Mexico. 
The character and achievements of Bolivia as 
shown in the struggle for the Independence of 
Northern South America. 
The character and achievements of San Martin 
as shown in the struggle for the independence 
of Southern South America. 
The conditions surrounding and circumstances 
influencing the overthrow of the Empire and 
establishment of the Republic In Brazil. 
Nicholas Murry Butler, 

President of Columbia University 
Albert Shaw, 

Editor of the Review of Reviews. 
John Huston Finley, 

President of the New York City College 





Among the upper class-men there are many who have 
felt that something was lacking in the college life 
here, which is present in other Institutions, and which 
we sorely need. I mean some social feature which 
shall bring together the .undergraduates in other than 
class rooms. 

Fraternities we haye ; but in spreading a good feel- 
ing of fellowship among the student body they have 
accomplished nothing. The monthly informals and class 
promenades do a good deal for a few but only a small 
minority can take advantage of them. Athletic con- 
tests have done the greatest amount of good in this 
direction but even they have not succeeded in accom- 
plishing the whole work. What is needed is some- 
thfng to bring the fellows together one night in a week 
for profitable pleasure. What can accomplish this 
end better than a musical club ? 

On Friday, Jan. 12, a dozen men met in the chapel 
in response to a call for volunteers made by Rogers, 
'06, and formed an organization which bids fair to fill 
the felt want. An orchestra composed of 14 men 
under the direction of Mr. Rogers has already been 
formed and is now being put into shape by two 
rehearsals weekly ; a mandolin club is In process of 
formation with nine promising candidates under the 
leadership of Mr. Peters, '07, and Professor Howard 
is working hard on a quartet which is to form the 
nucleus of a glee club. Less than two weeks have 
gone by since the movement started but the results 
are already extremely encouraging. 

On Feb. 9th the musical club will give the first of a 
series of concerts, In the chapel. The program wili 
include selections by the orchestra, several numbers 
by the mandolin club and one or more quartette selec- 
tions besides a baritone solo by one of the students. 
A musictl organization is not a new departure In 
college but of late years it has been allowed to drop 
out of existance for lack of an organizer. The stu- 
dents have nothing but praise for this work and will 
undoubtedly support it well. We are especially desir- 
ous of showing our resident alumni what work we are 
doing as they are wont to believe that we have fallen 
behind since their time. All who can should attend 
the concert and encourage those who are working for 
the best interests of the college. 

W. C. Tannatt, Manager, 


The annual dinner and reunion of the Massachusetts 

Alumni will be held at Young's Hotel, Boston, 

Feb. 2, 1906. Reception at 6, dinner at 7 p. m. ; 

Tickets $2.50 . Please notify the secretary, F. W. 

Davis,85 Colberg Ave., Roslindale, Mass., if you can 


The meeting will be especially a welcome to Presi- 
dent- Elect Butterfield of the college. President Dana 
of the Massachusetts Senate has accepted an Invita- 
tion. A special effort is being made to secure the 
attendance of Governor Guild and President D. 
Wright of Clark college, Worcester. 

The secretary asks that each alumnus make a 
special effort to spread this notice. Any alumnus of 
the college or non-graduate whose class has gradua- 
ted may attend and are eligible to become members. 
The fee for this is only $1 and insures a special notice 
of the dinner each year ; all notices sent out by 
the club and of course a vote. There is no fee after- 
ward except the price of the dinner. 


Bible study in Massachusetts has Increased this 
year over that of preceding years but is not what It 
should be for a college of this size. While the 
enrollment this year Is about 40 the attendance is not 
as great as would be expected. Shortly after the 
opening of college a Bible institute was held, which 
event is unprecedented In the history of the college, but 
if attendance is not continuous at the class meetings 
the full results of this Institute will not be felt. 
There is a real need here at Massachusetts of Bible 
study for many reasons. In the first place there is no 
course of study which gives opportunities for bible 
study. But the greatest need Is to the students 
themselves ; for the benefit they will receive from 
such study. The Bible Is a book which has withstood 
the criticism of ages and remained unaltered. No 
man who desires to have a broad education, an edu- 
cation which will put him on an equal footing with the 
men of his time can have such to its fullest extent 
without at least a general knowledge of the bible. 

In many of the colleges and universities men who 
have made no decisive stand to live a Christian life 
are members of bible classes and give at least one 

hour a week to its careful study. College men today 

* Urng m ° re 3nd more to ^d this as statistics 

bZ , , D yCar Ya ' e Had 584 men enroIled «> 
bible study. Princeton 394, Cornel. 350, Harvard 

230, Dartmouth 225, West Point 225, Columbia 
100, Brown 105, Bowdoin 84, and this year near.y all 
have increased in membership at least one third 
General Wellington once said, "Give a man a col- 
lege education without study of the Bible and you bu» 

ioineH K m „ a Cl6VPr ^ " The ma ^ ^"'ages 
joined by the one full study of the Bible cannot be 

compensated for by ,he time spent in such study 

on^h Z ^ PreS,dent R00SeVe,, ** ve an a <*dress 
on h Bible at a meeting of the Long .sland Bible 

society, extracts of which are quoted below 

"My text has been furnished me by what Mr 

Russell said when he spoke of the Bible as not only 

essentia, to Christianity, but essentia, to good citizen 

ship -Every thinking man, when he thinks, realizes 

thaUh 7 y IT nUmb6r ° f P60p,e tend <° AW 
that the teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and 

entwined with our who.e c.vic and socia. life that It 
would be literally—I do not mean figuratively 
mean literally-impossible for us to figure to our- 
selves what that life would be if these teachings were 
removed. We would lose almost all standards y 

a" h e rTJ Udgeb0thpUb " Cand Private «"**i 
a I the standards toward which we, with more or less 

of resolutions, strive to raise ourselves. Almost every 

man who has by his life-work added to the sum of 

human ach.evement of which the race Is proud of 

which our people are proud, almost every such man 

tte ™ h ' S c fC - WOrk ' argdy UP °" the Cachings o 
e Bible. Sometimes It has been done uncon- 
sciously, more often consciously , and among the 
very greatest a disproportionately large number have 
been diligent and close students of the Bible at first | 

Lincoln-sad, patient, kindly Lincoln, who, after 
bearing upon his weary shoulders for four years a 
greater burden than that borne by any other man of 
the 19th century, layed down his life f or the peoole 

te ed lt absolutely , mastered it as later he mastered 
only one or two other books, notably Shakespeare • 
mastered it so that he became almost « A Man of One 


Book , who knew that book and who Instructively put 

e ef" m I" 6 ' 3 ' *" UUght 

th, ^^ Cr ° Wn,ng WOrk of «* century 

that has just closed. y 

In this country we rightly pride ourselves upon our 
system of wide spread popular education, but U is no 
suhcient itself- A man wh ose M/ec , ^ « ™ 

cafe,, „H,le at tHe same time His moral education Has 

ZitTT^ is °1 y the more dan * e ™ s <° "" ™ 

mumty bec ause of fhe f/om/ 

of the Bible, though of course infinitely the most 
■mportant is not the only power it has for good In 
add-on there is the unceasing Influence it fxe ts 
the side of good taste, of good literature, of proper 
sense of proportion, of simple and stra ght forwa d 
writing and thinking. '°rwara 

If we read the Bible aright, we read a book which 

teaches us to go forth and do the work of the Lord ,n 

he world as we find It; to try to make .hings better 

In this world, even if only a little better, because we 

the" nit - Tha,k,nd °'^can be done 

he man who Is neither a weekllng nor a coward ; by 
the man, who In the fullest sense of the word Is a 
Christ an, , lhe Great Heart> ^^ ^J «» • 

S a K d0SerandW,deranddee P er studv of the 
Bible, so that our people may be In faith, as wel. as 

"n theory doers of the word and not hearers only. - 

F '08 

JAN. ist to 3rd. 

Of the thirty members of the association present 
a this meeting, four were graduates of M A C 
A though there were fewer M.A.C. men present than Is 

ins m,H r T Ct,ngS ' mSy be Mid that "o *"" 
Institution has a larger representation. 

Dr. E P. Felt, '91, N. Y. State Entomologist, 
was unable to attend the meeting but two papers by 
him wereread by the secretary of the association 
Mr. A. F. Burgess '95, Ohio State Horticultural 
Inspector, presented two papers, the first on Some 
Economic Insects of the year in Ohio, and the second 
on Notes on Insecticides. Dr. W. E. Hinds '99 
of the bureau of Entomology, U. S. Dept. of' Agri- 
culture gave a talk on Laboratory Methods in the 



Cotton Boll Weevil Investigations, exhibiting photo- 
graphs illustrating methods of study and apparatus 
used in the laboratory of which he is in charge at 
Dallas, Texas, Dr. A. W. Morrill, 1900,also of the 
Bureau of Entomology read a paper entitled Some 
Observations on the Splned Soldier Bug, based on 
work done at the Entomological laboratory at the 
college In 1902. Mr. R. I. Smith, '01, State 
Entomologist of Georgia, read a paper on some 
Insect of the year in Georgia. 

The new officers of the association for the present 
year include as President, Mr. A. H. Kirkland, '94 
in charge of the Massachusetts gypsy moth work, and 
as secretary and treasurer, Mr. A. F. Burgess, 95, of 

Dcp&rtmcrrf" (Sloths. 


The new Horticulture building, Wilder Hall, was 
used for the first time Friday morning, Jan. 19, by 
the horticultural seminar. The members of the 
senior pomology and floriculture classes, with some 
other invited guests, gathered in the pleasant north- 
west room where the pomology classes are to be held 
and listened to appropriate remarks by Professor Waugh 
who gave a brief history of the department. 

The Horticultural course, as such, Is a comparatively 
new department of this college. The reason for this Is 
that it is the result not of a sudden creation but of a 
long and steady growth. Formerly the Botanical 
department included all which now comes under Hor- 
ticulture, evidences of which may be seen even now 
on some of the tools used about the plant-houses 
marked "Bot. Dept." The instructor in this subject 
also had *o make himself proficient in and teach 
various oiher subjects such as Botany, Rhetoric, 
Elocution and Mechanical Drawing. Today, the 
Professor has as his assistants three instructors all 
teaching some branch directly connected with 

Professor Waugh paid tribute In well chosen words 
to his predecessor, Prof. Samuel T. Maynard. It is 
to him chiefly, that we owe the present status of the 
Horticultural Department. He laid the foundation 
firmly and well, having charge almost from the begin- 

ning and upon this foundation he built the depart- 
ment up in its various parts to wonderful proportions. 
He was a man of rare ability, a true horticulturist, 
and always loyal to this institution which was his alma 
mater. Rapid and wonderful also have been the 
strides of progress made In the last few years. 

One of the first things spoken of when Professor 
Waugh first came to Amherst in the way of improv- 
ing this part of our college, was a new building spoken 
of almost the first day' by President Goodel!. The 
trustees and faculty were unanimously in favor of a 
good brick building and the first sum suggested was 
$6,000 which nearly took the Professor off his feet, 
for his ambitions were high. The next mention of 
necessary cost was $15,000 and in the following fall 
when the matter was again brought up the authorities 
were persuaded that $25,000 would not be too extrav- 
agant. Thus the figures went higher and higher as 
the need became impressed upon them of the build- 
ing. Meanwhile plans were of course being drawn 
by a good architect and much thought of and dis- 
cussed. After two years the subject of appropriations 
was brought before the state legislature and we now 
all know the result. The amount had not been dis- 
counted but increased from $6,000 to $39,950, so 
now we have this structure which will mean so much 
to the college In the future and will stand as a memo- 
rial to those who have given their time and best 
thoughts to the interest of Horticulture. Much credit 
is due to the accurate, painstaking, and artistic work 
of the architect, Mr. Walter Wilcox, through whom 
the most modern and substantial parts were secured 
for the building. The contractors, Blodgett and Bos- 
worth, have been scrupulously honest In all the details 
so that the building should be as substantial five hun- 
dred years hence, as it is today. 

Just here it might not be Inappropriate to say a 
few words about the one from whom the structure 
received Its name which may be seen In modest let- 
tering over the main entrance. The Hon. Marshall 
P. Wilder was born In New Hampshire in the year 
1798. He numbers among his parentage some of 
the famous men of their day, and Mr. Wilder him- 
self certainly lived up to these standards. He was 
educated In an academy and private school, but at an 
early age went into business where he became emi- 
nently successful as one of the first commission men 


m Boston. He Inherited from his mother a great fond- 
ness for horticulture and has done probably more for 
hat art than any other man. He always took a keen 
merest in importing new fruits from Europe and exper- 
imenting on hundreds of varieties in his own orchards 
He also worked upon greenhouse plants of all kinds 
improving and selecting best varieties. He was one 
of the founders of the Massachusetts Horticultural 
society and was president of It from 1841 to 1848 
He was also founder and first president of the Ameri- 
can Pomologlcal society. 

Mr Wilder was not wholly absorbed in horticulture 
but did nearly as much in the interests of agriculture 
He was a founder of an eating club where agricultural 
subjects were discussed, the outgrowth of which had 
a marked influence upon the early history of M A C 
Among other things he founded the State Board' of 

tVm Ur<5 u! T h ' Ch hC ^ a member un,il his ^ath 
in 1887. His fame did not stop in his native country 

but extended abroad to England and European coun- 
tries where he was made honorary member of many 
societies He received a degree from Dartmouth 
and an LL. D. from Roanoke college. His relations 
were most Intimate with the Massachusetts Agricultu- 
ral college from Its foundation and he was chosen *s 
the first trustee and served In this position up to the 
time of his death. His portrait which hangs In the 
Chapel reading room makes us almost feel as though 
we were familiar wlih him and It is entirely appropriate 
hat his name should adorn the structure which stands 
for the interests of the science which he worked *o 
hard to advance. 


taken a position as superintendent of a large farm In 
New York state. Mr. Church will leave for his new 
duties about the middle of March. 

r '° 5 ' i r A n °' Tayl ° f ' commltfee on Outdoor Art 
Cornell college of Agriculture. 

'OS.-Married, Wednesday, Jan. 17.1906 W 
M Sears to Miss Emma Taylor at Indian Orchard' 
At home after Feb. 15th, at Seekonk, Mass. 

The following alumni besides those attending frater- 
nities who have visited collage recently are ; 

|84.— E. A. Jones of New Canaan, Conn. 

97.— G. A. Drew of Greenwich, Conn 

'00.-A. W. Morrill of Dallas, Texas. 

'° 3 -— C - p - Halllgan of Farm School Pa 

Ex- '05.— J. C. Richardson, 

'05.— Chester Whitaker of Boston. 


M.nnesota is anxious to arrange a football game Dartmouth for next season. The New England 
ers have offered to meet the Western team, and it Is 
considered that this game would be a great drawing 


Ex- 74.-G. F. Moody, general agent for western 
New England .travelling for Owl Supply Co. Address 
28 Bank Street, North Adams, Mass. 

'86.— Geo. E. Stone lectured before the i 
Held Botanic club recently on, "The Phychic Life of 
Plants; and on January 2nd, at Sterling before the 
Conant Lecture course on the subject of "The Shade 
Tree Problem." 

'02.-Frederick R. Church, for some time 
charge of the Hatch experiment station farm, has 

Yale s crews are to have anew boathouse next 
-ar. Juhun W. Curtis, the Yale rowing adviser, has 
had plans prepared, and the structure will be built on 

m£T of the 9uinnpack r,ver near ,he **« 

Dean Wrlgnt of ^ ^ ^ ^ 
together of rich students in expensive dormitories as 
a Yale and Harvard, puts scholarship In a second 
place and tends to limit the social advantages to the 
favored few. 

Yale Museum has brought to light a valuable col- 
lection of Central American antiquities. Strange to 
say, these relics have been in the museums building 
for twenty-six years, but they were in boxes and 
unopened. — Ex. 

Andrew Carnegie has given $25,000 toward the 
establishment of a fund of $100,000 for the endow- 
ment of a chair of political economy at Western 
Reserve university. The chair will bear the name 
of the United States senator, Mark A. Hanna 





After a nine days' strike the students at the Penn- 
sylvania State college resumed class work. The 
trouble arose over the right of the students to take 
their •« cuts " at any time, and was finally settled by 
both the faculty and students making concessions. 

The Epsilon society of Sheffield Scientific school Is 
to erect a dormitory at a cost of $30,000. It Is the 
sixth private dormitory of students in the school, and 
these houses contain the social pick. The value of 
the property of these societies Is estimated at about 
$350,000.— Ex. 

The students of Nebraska Central college have 
decided by a unanimous vote to eliminate football 
from the list of college sports. In resolutions adopted 
the students assign as a reason for their action a 
desire for self-supporting athletics, for clean sport and 
for noble manhood. 

Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews of the Univer- 
slty of Nebraska, in a recent speech before the 
National Prison Association, favored performing 
medical and surgical tests on condemned criminals, 
the subjects to receive their liberty if they recover 
from the operations.— £*. 

Eight women students have entered a large class 
in vivisection, which will be taught at the university 
of Chicago. They will experiment on dogs, for which 
they pay 50 cents each , cats for which they pay 25 
cents, and, as one of the instructors said, on -any- 
thing else they can get hold of ' 

John William Burgess has been nominated at the first 
incumbent of the chair.— The Wesleyan Argus- 

The faculty of Nebraska university has made it an 
annual affair to give a performance, somewhat similar 
in nature to a carnival, for the benefit of the college 
settlements. This settlement was begun about six 
years ago and since that time has been dependent 
upon the university. This method has usually been 
adopted for the raising of funds and has proven remark- 
ably successful. — Ex. 

The Rev. Calvin H. French, President of Huron 
College, Huron, S. D., has announced that Ralph 
Voorhees of Clinton, N. J., has promised to give 
$100 000 to Huron College for use in the erection of 
a new antral building for the college. The college 
will pa> Mr. Voorhees an annuity of 5 per cent dur- 
ing his life. 

James Speyer of New York has given Columbia 
University $50,000 to endow a Theodore Roosevelt 
Professorship of American History and Institutions in 
the University of Berlin. In accordance with a plan 
approved by the Emperor, the German university will 
establish a similar professorship at Columbia In 
order to present the different sides of American insti- 
tutions, the term of office will be but one year. Dr. 

If, Ruttner, an instructor of fencing in the French 
navy, has been engaged to teach fencing at Yale this 
winter. He comes with high recommendations as to 
his abilities and expects to develop a team which will 
come nearer to the finals in the intercollegiate fenc- 
ing tournament at the end of the season than any yet . 
developed. Last year Yale finished in fourth place 
and has never been nearer to the top than third place. 
The members of the intercollegiate association are 
West Point, Anapolis, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, 
Pennsylvania and Yale. 

In her annual report the dean of Wellesley college, 
Miss Ellen F. Pendleton, touches upon the question 
of locality as related to attendance. It is believed 
that the attendance is distinctly less local than that of 
any of the larger colleges for women. In 1894-5, 
55 per cent of the student body claimed residence in 
New England; in 1904-5, 42 per cent only were from 
New England, although the number of students resid- 
ing in New England was actually much greater in 
1904-5 than in 1894-5. The actual gain In attend- 
ance since 1894-5 is 36 per cent. 

There was a fierce scrimmage between the sopho- 
mores and freshmen of Miami university In which 
many girls and boys were scratched and bruised. 
The battle continued for six hours. The sophomores 
got lines of fire hose and tnrned it on the freshmen who 
charged through the streets. The sophomores cap- 
tured 12 freshmen and the freshmen 10 sophomores. 
Six girls from each class were run down and bound 
hand and foot and Imprisoned. The sophomores 
failed to capture the flag. They attacked the pole 
with a traction engine, which the freshmen disabled 
with stones and rails. Lloyd was injured by a stone 
which was hurled during the scrimmage. 

resumed between 

Athletic relations have been 
Tufts and Bowdoin. 

There are 1 ,070 boarders at the Yale dining hall 
The largest attendance known. 

The University of Pennsylvania, through the help 
pl an l t S a ' Umnl haS fina " y 0btained its own printing 

President Dabney of the University of Cincinnati 
advocates the formation of a student senate to con- 
trol the athletibs at that university. 

Some Maryland colleges have entered into a 
league -to shut out professionalism and padding of 
athletic teams." Their watchword is "purity." 

President Hopkins of Williams has recommended 
lo the students that four men be appointed as deacons 
to act as leaders in the religious life of the college. 

The Florida State Normal school has received sev- 
eral hundred volumes from the library of Barton Mil- 
itary college, which was one of the colleges abolished 
by the last legislature. 

A dancing department is to be added to the course 
of instruction at the University of Chicago. Miss 
Mary Hinman, an Instructor in the university school 
w.ll teach the class, which is announced as a -course 
in social and gymnastic dancing." 

In 1904 five States and Territories in the United 
States failed to qualify candidates for the Rhodes 
scholarship. This year ten have failed- namelv 
£ lal »™. Arizona, Arkansas, Montana,' S' 
Wyoming 3 " 013 ' ^^ S ° Uth D ^ota, ' Utah td 

President Hall of Clark university is not in favor of 
the present system of college examinalions He 
claims they are entirely too difficult. Statements 
^f b , e ?, n , made that Yale ^s been talking omthe 
-tutorial" system with a possible view of adopting i, 
The system has been In full effect at Princeton !nd 
at Chicago universities and is found to work admirably 

A botany course at Oberlin, which is expected to 
be of practical applicability, Is a new course In the 
identification of trees In winter by means of their 

ofme Lr t * \ S 1 3nned t0 add ,he identification 
ofthe vanous timbers, with a discussion of their 

commercial uses and value. A collection of woods 
has been begun for this purpose, and is now being 
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Y. M. C. A. 

Foot-Ball Association, 

College Senate, 

Reading- Room Association. 

M M cS er M Pr0S ' Athletic Associstton. 

R ' W Pea\t P 4na(?8r - Ba,e ■ Ba,l A-oclatta. 

y. Z'!2?£* JE2 H r und , red Md Soven ,nd « 

BadrrtMi , . Fraternity Conference. 

BMkrt ' b *" A-^Wtai. A. T. Hastings. Manager. 

Prof. S. F. Howard, Sac. 

F. L. Cutter, Manager - 

M. H. Clark. Manager. 

A. T. Hastings, Pres. 


Ju , 1 ISSUe "' ,he **"«■ «"Wnlng our 
•view of he 1907 /«(*,„ neglected I \ k 

the excellent alumni l, s , „ «,„,.,„,„. ^ ° 

sl'J*' T" " '""' UP ° n "" sand •» ■»*» «'« 
£« is TH 8 , ' Per,eC " y ""^ «* ' »■»- 

Li ,h '? T' y """«■ Tn,s lls < * """hoy 

m m t ' " 00k and no alumnl sh ° uld b * 

At this season when "mid-years 

i > 

are with us, 

a wo d o : r™ ' S ° me 8nd anX,ety for * P-hap 
* W A °/ d ° r tW ° P ertalnln « ^ them would not be amiss 

d.ft u P T m ° Ur C ° l,ege Calendar th «re are no 

definite times set when the final examinations for a 

rnester sal, be held nor any special length of Ll 

t Z', 1 u WC ^ b6h,nd m0St 0ther '*e «nsti- 

^?j k s i r a d ? ,n,te t,me ' set generai,y ,he 

■»» week of the term and publish the schedule one or 

two weeks in advance so that students may plan their 
work to the best advantage 

of o°v U er STo b' al '° W,ng * "" *»* * dass *•* 
LTh ,V, CXempt ff0m a final lamination In 
he subject is fine in principle but when It causes a" 
he members of a class to be subjected to a week o 
har grinding quizzes all piled up Just before ~ Ime 
for finals to begin, it is better to take the finals il 
short it is conductive of more knowledge tha ' the 
incessant plugging the present system Causes As a 
case ,„ p 0int one cIass |n m ^^ had 

college days preceding this last series of finals 2 
consecutive quizzes one each day in addition to regt 
r class work. The finals beginning on the sevemh 
day. Now as a man cannot tell whether or not he 
will get out of an examination until his tests hav! 
been corrected, It Is easily seen that he is at a loss to 
plan his work to the best advantage. 

The S.cnal cannot but think that if a better under 

stand, f th matters exjsted between e ; he un ;- 

den body and the faculty and a definite time set for 
final examinations that a much more amicable feel- 




,ng would exist on both sides. Certainly the presen 
way of chopping the time to fit the schedule is not 
productive of the best feeling for good work. 

That there is a bright side to every case of what 
is commonly known as hard luck, is well illustrated 
in the present state of our college athletics. The 
dropping of the basketball season leaves the athletics 
of the college in a more promising situation than 
has had during the last semester. Both the foot-ball 
season and basketball seasons were carried out or 
endeavored to be carried out under a somewhat stren- 
uous conditions of affairs. But now the manager of 
baseball can start practically free of debt and with 
every indication that he can successfully finish it 
financially. But in order to do this the students 
must individually recognize that they are as much 
responsible for the outcome of the season as the 
manager is himself-This means that every 
student, be he a senior or a freshman, must be 
ready and waiting to give his assistance in every way 
to the manager. If the students will bear In mind 
that It will not be many years now before our athletics 
will be self-supporting and that we are now in a posi- 
tion where the success of the next few seasons means 
the condition of being self supporting-We are on the 
verge of having an athletic field and building, but 
until the trustees know that the students are standing 
back of the college teams, body and soul, they will 
not be over anxious or zealous for our welfare-The 
way in which the students have assisted the the bas- 
ketball manager, with very few exceptions, convinces] 
us that this desired condition is not so very distant as 
may be thought. The prospects for the coming sea- 
son are exceedingly brlght-The freshmen class has 
brought <n some good material and this with what is 
already m college means a creditable team. Capi. 
Kennedy's ability to captain a team Is unquestionable 
and he will bring out a team that is the best. The 
manager has practically engaged a well known coach 
from the New England league who will be here as 
soon as the season opens to start the players rlght-We 
have everything but the assurance that the students 
will to a man come out and help the manager-If 
need be cut out a few trips to the neighboring cities 
or work a little more, anything in fact that will ena- 
ble you to meet the demands of the occasion. It is 

this spirit that will give success, for the manager, 
captain and players will see that the students are 
standing firm as a rock behind them and they will 
put better work and energy in the games-There area 
number of weeks before your assistance will be asked 
for and in that time let your thoughts constantly turn 
toward the coming season, talk it up, put life and 
snap into the whole college, and when you are asked 
for help have It ready. Make the coming season a 
red letter one, so you can, in after years, look back 
upon it and say proudly, you were in college then ! 


Much as Rhode Island loves Massachusetts It is 
doubtful if the love is ardent enough to ungrudgingly 
allow Massachusetts to entice her educator uW 
from her. However, be that as it may, President . 
Kenyon L. Butterfield of the Rhode Island College 
of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts has been elected 
president of the Massachusetts College of Apicul- 
ture at Amherst. Mr. Butterfleld.dunng the , »«n he 
has been at the head of the college at King 0, 

impressed those most interested as a man exceedingly 
weU fitted for the position, and though they are pleased 
; he sees In the change prospects of more extended 
usefulness and a wider scope for his recogmzed abll - 
ties they nevertheless feel that the agricultural Inter- 
ests of the State would be greatly benefited by h 
remaining in the State, and for that reason, as wel 
as other personal reasons, much regret is expressed at 
h s eclsLn to become president of the Massachusetts 
I college. But Rhode Island's loss is Massachusetts 
gain.— The Horticulture Magazine. 


Although the regular basketball season for the college 
has been dropped, all interest In the sport has not died 
ou A series of class games, including the freshmen- 

ophomore game, will be scheduled I for the few weeks 
succeeding prom week. It is hoped that all the 
cCes wiU take an Interest in this and that many 
good games will result. 

1908 77- Northampton Commercial College, 11. 
On the evening of Jan. 24, the fast 1908 team 

easily defeated the Northampton Commercial quintet. 

The game was fast and well played although at first 

the Northampton boys seemed to be lost. The com- 
mercial college was clearly outplayed from the begin- 
ning. The passing of 1908 was excellent, and their 
basket throwing showed good ability. Whitmarsh and 
Gillett excelled in throwing baskets and Cobb in pass- 
ing. The summary : 

Class op 1908. Northampton Commercials. 

Cobb - l f - r. g., McDonald 

Whitmarsh. r. f. | # g-> Harris 

G,,lett - c - c. Donovan 

Re * an - »• «• r. f., Clapp 

Ba,es - r - t- 1. f.. Lloyd 

Score— Class of 1908. 77 ; Northampton Commercials 11. 
Coals from field— Gillett 17. Whitmarsh 11. Regan 7. Bates 
2, Cobb, Harris, McDonald, Clapp. Goals from fouls— Gil- 
ett, Harris 3. Referee— Hastings. Time— 15-minute 
halves. Attendance— 100. 

Collet flot«. 


Manager Cutter has nearly completed the schedule 
for the coming season of baseball. It will be seen 
that it Is better than we have had before and one 
which gives the student more games than they were 
able to see in previous years : 
April 7, Holy Cross at Worcester. 

12, University of Maine on the Campus. 

18, Wesleyan at Mlddletown, Conn. 

21, Brown at Providence, R. I. 
24 or 25, Holyoke League at Holyoke. 
30, Colby on the Campus. 

May 5, Springfield Training School at Springfield. 
9, Trinity at Hartford. 
12, Open. 
16, Andover at Andover. 

19, Worcester Institute of Technology on the 


22, Boston College at Boston. 

23, Colby at Waterville, Me. 

24, University of Maine at Orono, Me. 
30, Exhibition game in forenoon and afternoon. 

June 2, Open. 

9, Boston college on the Campus. 

New Hampshire and Williams, dates 

At the University of North Dakota credit Is given 
to the editors of the college paper for work done, as 
for regular college work. — Ex. 

— G. H. Chapman has entered the class of 1907. 

—A. D. Lyman, '09, has joined the Kappa Sigma 

—The faculty has abolished the special two year 
course for women. 

—J. R. O'Grady,'09, was called home recently by 
the death of his father. 

—The semester examinations extended from 
February 2nd to the 7th. 

— E. H. Scott, '06, has been doing special work In 
seed testing for Dr. Stone. 

— C. A. Tirrell and W. C. Tannatt will plan and 
construct the 1906 class bed. 

— Mr. Canning has an interesting article on lettuce 
and parsley in a recent number of Gardening. 

—Dr. W. P. Brooks lectured before the farmers' 
Institute at West Bookfield on last Wednesday. 

— H. C. Chase, '08, has been suffering from water 
on the knee but Is now able to attend recitations. 

—The orchestra will play at the Connecticut alumni 
dinner on the evening of Feb. 21 at the Worthy Hotel 
in Springfield. 

—Prof. F. S. Cooley has recently been in Vermont 
lecturing before farmers' institutes for the State Board 
of Agriculture. 

— The senior division in agriculture is to have a 
two week's course In practical dairying as soon as the 
short course men leave. 

— W. E. Dickinson, '07, attended the Installation 
of a new chapter of ♦ 2 K at 3rsv/n university as a 
delegate from the Alpha chapter. 

— The Grange has asked Prof. F. A. Waugh, Dr. 
J. B. Paige and President K. L. Butterfield to lecture 
during the course of the coming year. 

— C. H. Chadwick, '07, is to leave College about 
the middle of February. He has accepted a position 
as civil engineer on a railroad in Kansas. 

—The senior class has elected their promenade 
committee as follows : W. 0. Taft, E. P. Mudge, G. 
T. French, S. S. Rogers, W. C. Tannatt, H. A. 
Suhlke, B. Strain, L. H. Moseley and E. F. Gaskell. 



— Dr. C. B. Woods,director of Maine Experiment 
Station and special agent of the department of nutrition 
at Washington, recently visited the experiment station. 

— A college glee club has been organized under the 
leadership of R. W. Peaks, '06. It has a member- 
ship of twenty. W. C. Tannatt, '06, will act as 

— F. H. Kennedy, '06, was In Pratt Hospital a few 
days last week undergoing an operation on his foot 
which has bothered him since he received his injuries 
in the football season of 1902. A full recovery is 
anticipated so that he can ably fill his position as 
baseball captain. 

— A hearing of those interested In preventing the col- 
lege from selling its produce In competition with the 
farmers of this vicinity was held in the court room 
last Saturday afternoon. L. F. West of Hadley was 
chosen moderator and W. L. Hubbard of Sunderland 
secretary. W. J. Reilley, who is attorney for the 
farmers, spoke at length in regard to what has been 
done in the past and the prospect of getting a bill 
through the Legislature compelling the college to dis- 
pose of Its produce elsewhere. The meeting then 
went into secret session. 

—The Hon. John S. Wise of Virginia, will deliver 
his new address on Robert E. Lee, in College Hall, 
Amherst, this evening. Mr. Wise Is a son of 
Virginia's famous war governor and the author of the 
fascinating book, "The End of an Era." He is in 
the foreground of American orators and can be counted 
upon for one of his ablest efforts on this occasion, for 
when a lad of only 17 he served a year under Lee in 
the closing scenes of the war. Tickets can be pro- 
cured at Mlllett's as arrangements have been made by 
Dr. Wellington to secure seats for M. A. C. men. 

— A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of 
M. A. ( was held Jan. 5, at Boston. It was decided 
to petition the legislature for an appropriation of $168- 
500 to be used as follows : $75,000 for a new botani- 
cal building ; $20,000 for new greenhouses ; $5,000 
for a dynamo and generator for the heat and lighting 
plant ; $63,000 to restore the barn recently burned ; 
$4,500 for maintenance and repairs for the college ; 
$1,000, an annual appropriation for maintenance of 
the horticultural building. The trustees also voted 
to make Prof. W. P. Brooks, now acting president 

of the college and acting director of the station full 
director of the station. The two offices of president 
and director have formerly been one but the trustees 
think it will be for the best to separate them. 


Since the new year began the college orchestra has 
been hard at work preparing for its first public appear- 
ance next Friday. Twice a week the members have 
held two hour practises in the Y. M. C. A. rooms 
and steady Improvement has been made so that now 
we have, what few colleges can boast of, a full 
orchestra of fourteen pieces. 

As for its real ability not much can be said until 
after the concert, although we feel sure that it will do 
itself credit. The orchestra is wholly a student 
organization, having an undergraduate for its leader 
and instructor and therefore, our friends must not 
expect to hear a professional orchestra. It has been 
the aim and desire of Mr. Rogers to play such 
music as will be consistant with a college atmosphere, 
but, at this early date, much of that higher class of 
composition must be reserved until later. However 
the program will Include numbers which will approxi- 
mate these desires. 

The mandolin club has also been hard at work and 
much that has been said of the orchestra applies to 
this association. Some of its members have had 
experience In preparatory school or club and all are 
working to make their numbers a success. 

Professor Howard has had the college quartette 
in charge and his organization will do much to fill out 
what should be an enjoyable program. 

The tickets are being sold for twenty-five cents and 
the advance sale has been very good. The local 
alumni have been sent two tickets each and the 
quick responses of many of them have been encouraging 
to the manager. We have been obliged to buy some 
music and also a few of the instruments so we must 
make this a financial, as well as amusical success. 

The Harvard Summer school are to add to 
their regular curriculum the following subjects j 
English and American biography, qualitative chemi- 
cal analysis, Greek and English history, two courses 
In music, literary history of America, Greek vase 
painting and two courses in economics. 



Nearly every speaker at the annual dinner of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College Alumrtdub of 
Mas S ach US ett s ta Young , s hotel'satu a T Feb 3 
made eloquent reference to the late Preside tGooddl 
of the college, who died since the last dinner Thi 
oastmaster was Judge Lemuel Le Baron Holmes o 
the superior court, who spoke ,n eu.ogy of P^ s den 

sole 6 Th "^ ' "" ' S "^ refrCSh ^ * * o- 
.he Roll e „ men T in,hepUbl, ' C eye-the Armours 
the Rockefellers, the men who are putting all the! 
energ, i nt0 the p „ ing ^ - ^ £ £ « ** 

Good r7T t0 thC Ch3raCter of a m«li M 
Goodell, who devoted a.l his powers to the college 

The principal speaker of the evening was the d™. 
dent-elect of the college, Kenyon I B^~ 
who comes from Rhode Island and who wH ta e' 

g a rTc e ef° . ir'f 86 " K Amh6rSt in * »• "E 
view of t 1 1 T eCh ' taking a comprehensive 
view of the growth of agricultural colleges across the 

gan, the distinction of being the pioneer of tnem a, 
since M.chigan will th.s year celebrate her 50th ann' 
versary, while even Massachusetts ,s only 40 yea, 

]n New England, he said, the land-grant 
w always be subjected to the sl.ent criticism o T 

wo th The" r* 3nd mUSt therCf0re ■*»■ * 
worth The college is also handicapped, he pointed 

He^rr dependence °° the ™< '« ~ 
poiS o he : ; ou d r ° ut,,ne »■ w- E7; 

2. „ d '** ° Ught t0 * row out of the 

conditions he may find. 

Pres William F. Dana of the state senate after 

gracefully seconding most of Mr. Butterfleldt ' Ide 

urned to the question often asked of h.m, w e h r 

he enate a small body, was as quickly responsive 

he demands of the people as Is the house. He sa d 

H was n t nd ^ m ^ «.d 

haveseVn r VCbeen * ^ State *»•« 
have seen, of course, members who should not have 

been n any legislature. But the great major,* were 

me i trying to do their duty, honest men controLthe 

rt of' tH, Z mCaSUre WhiCH d ' d " 0t haVe £ im- 
port of this honest majority got passed. " 

W H. Bowker, who was a member of the com 

mittee which chose Mr. Butterfleld for the successor 
of President Goodell, told how the choice wTm a "e 
n so flattering a way that the new president "as fain 
to blush. He continued by explaining «o P^ ident 

asTintend ,h r TT^ ™ $,65 '°°° ** " 
M it intends to build a $75,000 concrete barn for one 
Item of expenditure. e 

Prof. W. P. Brooks, who has been acting presl 

m ' " T 9 Studems entered co11 ^ 

year, which, wilh more than 200 In the regular 
course, 15 post-graduates and 30 In the ,0-weekL 
course, made a total of near.y 250. They are t 
cramp ed for room that some classes are he th 

chape. He reported a bequest from the estate of 
e ate Maj. J. D. of $5000 and the funfc 
the college now at a total of $40 000 

the°s?atel P o e a ak H er r ereSeC - J " ^ **«* of 

C A Bea c rVM agr ! CU,tUre ' ^ Mad,S0 " Bu <*", 
C. A. Beach of Hartford, Franklin W. Davis H 

M. Howard of Newton and A H KlrkS Hi 

gypsy moth expert. K,rk ' and ' the 

„m! ef ° re ! he u Speakin * the c,u ° elected the following 
82 treas F.W. Davis, '89, sec, J udg e L L 

DatV 2 d, Dr ; Mad,sonBunker ' 75a ^ H -'w' 

uana, 99, directors. 

Other guesis al the dinner vere Prof. C. H Fer 
-Id, Dr^lln Pelers, Dr. James B. Palg,, D r 
Howard S Rogers Dr. James E. Root of Har fort " 

-a^«r dHomorj - w,, " i " < " M ^.''-' 


The opposition against football as a college'sport is 
til e Vid ent. The papers and magazines make 
an ever present theme. President Eliot of Harvard 

t a h T / eP ° rt SUmS UP the s,,uat,on « ^ sees 
It and adds the following : 

"The American game of football as now played Is 
wholly unfit for colleges and schools. 

It causes an unreasonable number of serious 
injuries and deaths; not one in five of the «T£ 
Play football several seasons escapes without L£ 
properly called serious, and dislocations, rup 
tures of ligaments and muscles and shocks to the 
brain-that In all probability can never be per 
fectly repaired. ^ 





2 Violations of the rules of the game by coaches , 
trainers and players are highly profitable, and are con- 
stantly perpetrated by all parties. 

3 In any hard-fought game many of the actions 
of the players are Invisible to the spectators, and even 
to the referee and umpire ; hence much profitable 
foul play escapes notice. 

4 The game offers many opportunities for several 
players to combine in violently attacking one player. 

5. There is no such thing as generosity between 
combatants, any more than there Is In war. 

6 Acts of brutality are constantly committed, 
partly as results of the passions naturally roused in 
fighting, but often on well-grounded calculations of 

profit toward victory. 

7 As a spectacle, for persons who know what the 
game really Is, football is more brutalizing than prize 
fighting, cock fighting or bull fighting. Regarded as 
a combat between highly trained men, the prize ring 
has great advantages over the football field; for the 
rules of the prize ring are more humane than those of 
football, and they can be, and often are, strictly 
enforced. The fight in a prize ring between two men 
facing each other is perfectly visible, so that there 
are no secret abominations as in football. Yet prize 

fighting Is Illegal. 

8 The game sets up a wrong kind of hero— the 
man who uses his strength brutally, with a reckless 
disregard both of the injuries he may suffer and of the 
injuries he may Inflict on others. That Is not the 
best kind of courage or the best kind of hero. The 
courage which educated people ought to admire Is not 
that reckless, unmotived courage, but the courage 
that risks life or limb to help or save others, or risks 
popular condemnation in speaking the truth, or In 
espousing #4 cause of the weak or the maligned. 

All these evils of football have now descended from 
the colleges Into the secondary schools, where they 
are working great moral mischief. It is clearly the 
duty of the colleges, which have permitted these 
monstrous evils to grow up and to become intense, to 
purge themselves of such immoralities, and to do 
what they can to help the secondary schools to purge 

themselves also. 

Intercollegiate and Interscholastic football ought to 
be prohibited until a reasonable game has been form- 
ulated and thoroughly exemplified in the practice of 

individual Institutions. It is childish to suppose that 
the athletic authorities which have permitted football 
to become a brutal, cheating, demoralizing game can 
be trusted to reform it." 

In a recent issue, Colliers Weekly editorially speaks 
of this subject as follows : "Whatever happens to foot- 
ball, the country is safe. Even though Harvard 
should not play Yale next November, the vitality of 
the nation would not necessarily sink Into Immediate 
and irreparable decay. There are many Interesting 
ways of getting husky. As a matter of fact, com- 
paratively few can ascribe their physical well being to 
the football they have played. The game demands 
strong, active young men, with plenty of fighting spirit 
—the sort of men who would take vigorous exercise 
of some sort or other If football had never been heard . 
of. It Is the comparative weaklings— the bandy- 
legged Freshmen, not fit enough for the eleven, who 
go in for running, or lacrosse, or cricket, or tennis— 
that later directly trace their healthy bodies to partici- 
pation in college athletics. If it had not been, how- 
ever, for the glamour shed by their fellow-classmen 
who were lucky enough to be able to play football, 
they might never have been stirred to take up athletics 
at all -and there you are. The points of view from 
which the game can be attacked and defended are 
endless. Some of its most harmful features are mere 
phenomena of the American temperament— nervous, 
intensely in earnest, determined to win at all hazards. 
Boys overdo, go "stale," fall behind In their college 
work, just as their fathers drive themselves Into 
nervous prostration with business. Much of the 
deplorable "professionalism," again, is due, not to 
peculiarities of the game, but to a general ethical 
haziness of a community not yet sophisticated in the 
special standards that govern gentlemanly sport. 
Such letters as were published in the recent articles in 
Colliers on professionalism in Western college football, 
in which farmer boys bargained for their services with 
unscrupulous coaches, are generally almost pathetic 
la their naivete\ The action of the Harvard over- 
seers In forbidding Harvard students to play Intercol- 
legiate football until the game is acceptably reformed, 
accompanying, as it does, similar action at Columbia, 
Union, and other institutions, seems to settle the fact 
that the game of next autumn must, superficially at 
least, be radically different from that of the past. 

Whether this means more officials, ten yards instead 
of five on three downs, disqualifying men for rough 
play somewhat as in hockey, tackling above the waist, 
more space between the forwards, or between the for- 
wards and backs, remains to be seen. The objection 
that too few men are able to play the game under the 
present conditions is a very pertinent one. Why 
might not each college have three teams instead of 
one, graded according to weight, somewhat as prize- 
fighters are graded, into heavyweights, welterweights 
and lightweights? A game between two 125-pound 
elevens, for Instance— about the type of men that 
make up the track teams— would furnish plenty of end 
running and open play without the change of a single 
rule and would be a diverting departure from the bat- 
tles between the comparatively sluggish "giants" of 
today. " 


Dartmouth and Williams, 
Bowler and his expenses, 
Colby game at Amherst, 
Trinity game, 
Rochester game, 
Springfield Training, 
Wesleyan game, 
Gardner, Mileage, 
Holyoke game, 
Holy Cross game, 


SEASON OF 1905. 

Guarantee at : 



Boston College, 





Holy Cross, 


Gate receipts at Amherst \ 

Colby game, 


Springfield Training school, 

Boston college at Northampton, 
Taxes and Subscriptions, 

Paid Out. 
Expenses of Brown game, 
Maine trip : 

Andover, Boston college and Colby, 
Boston college at Amherst, 


Uupaid Bills. 
Campion & Fish, 
Wright & Ditson, 
Wm. Reed & Son, 
F. Church, 

Carpenter & Morehouse, 
Prof. Geo. Mills, glass, 









Respectfully Submitted. 

Wm. O. Taft, Manager. 
Audited by H. J. Franklin. 










One of the problems now being considered Is a 
universal language. The need of a universal language 
has been felt, and quite a few attemps have been 
made to originate one, the latest attempt being 

Such men as Roger Bacon, Descartes, Llebnitz 
and others proposed this language and in 1887, Dr. 
Zamenhof, its creater, published a pamphlet entitled, 
—"An International Language." This language 
was received first in Russia, then In Norway and 
Sweden. Then it was taken up In France. From 
France it went to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, 
Italy and finally to England, where it has had good 

As the language spread, there were two difficulties 
to overcome, namely financial difficulties and the 
prejudice created against the idea of an artificial 
language by the failure of Volapuk. At present thess 
difficulties are vanishing. The language has thous- 





ands of adherents and clubs are to be found almost 
everywhere In Europe. A few commercial schools 
have taken it up as a course, and colleges are think- 
ing of it. At the congress of Boulogne, in 1905, the 
possibility of using Esperanto as a medium for oral 
intercourse was brought out. Twelve hundred dele- 
gates, from twenty two different countries, had gath- 
ered, and they easily understood each other. 
Speeches were made in Esperanto, a play performed, 
and a church service conducted. 

The idea that Dr. Zamenhof had in mind when he 
made up the language was to eliminate all that is 
accidental In our national languages, and to keep what 
is common to all. He has succeeded in this, and 
Invented nothing, but has built entirely with material 
that has been in existence for a long time. Many 
Ingenious schemes have been devised to make the 
vocabulary small and to render things easy to stu- 
dents. About two thousand words are sufficient to 
give a good reading and speaking knowledge of Esper- 
anto. There are only sixteen grammar rules to be 
learned if one wishes to speak or read it. 

Esperanto Is simple, fexlble, well sounding, and 
very International In its elements and must serve for 
international relations, and for all the works which 
Interest the' whole world. 


The following is a list of the books which have been 
added to the college library during the last semester : 
A Primer of Forestry by Glfford Pinchot. 
Memorial of Marshall Henshaw. 
Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution. 
Historians' History of the World. 
Municipal Parks and Gardens of London. 
Patriotic Studies. 

Historic i.mes of Amherst. Alice M. Walker. 
Report on Aquatic insects, Mayflies and Midges of 

New York. 
Flora of the Town of Southington, Conn, and vicinity. 
Flora of Tennessee. 
Mosses with a hand-lens. 
Plant Breeding. L. H. Bailey. 
How to Know Wild Fruits. 
Experiments with Plants. 
Successful Fruit Culture. S. T. Maynard, 

The Potato. Samuel Fraser. 

Making Poultry Pay. E. C. Powell. 

The House. I. P. Roberts. 

Farm Grasses of the U. S. W. J. Spillman. 

Manual of Trees of North America. 

Outline of the Theory of Organic Evolution. 

Adolesence. Hall. 

American Estates and Gardens. 

Minnesota Plant Diseases. 

Student's Text-book of Zoology. A. Sedgwick. 

The Meadow City's Quarter-millenlal Book. 

Diseases of Cattle, Sheep, Goats and Swine. 

Morphology and Anthropology. 

Text-book of Zoology. Parker and Haswell. 

Industrial History of United States. 

Miniature Fruit Garden. 

Extinct Animals. E. R. Lankester. 

How to Keep Bees. A. B. Comstock 

Another Handy Garden Book. 

Outlook to Nature. E. H. Bailey. 

Wasps, Social and Solitary. Pebkham. 

Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape 

By President Roosevelt, 

The Winning of the West. 
Naval War of 1812. 
Presidential Addresses. 
The Strenuous Life. 
Hunting Trips of a Ranchman. 
American Ideals. 
The Wilderness Hunter. 
The Rough Rider. 
Hunting the Grizzly. 
Design and Construction of Metallic Bridges. 
The Chief American Poets Burr. 
The Monroe Doctrine. Page. 
The Organization of Ocean Commerce. 
Soils and Fertilizers. Snyder. 
Sanitation of a Country House. Bashore. 
Introduction to the Study of Agricultural Economics. 

Laboratory Manual of Organic Chemistry. 
Apples of New York. 
Football for Players and Spectators. 
The Princess Passes. Williamson. 
The Philippine Islands. Atkinson. 
Two Bird-lovers in Mexico, Beebe. 


Vegetable Gardening. Green 
Minnesota Plant Life. MacMillan 
Complete Works of Charles and Mary Lamb Includ- 
mg their letters. 

Bericht uber die Erfahrungen und Laudwirtschaft 

19 volumes. 
Fielding. Dobson. 
Dickens. Ward. 

American Fruit Culturists. Thomas 
Testing Milk and Its Products. Tarrington 
Amer.can Standard of Perfection for Poultry I 

Index. M. A. C, 1907. 
Michigan Farmers' Institutes. 
Notes on Negro Albinism. W. E. Castle 

Besides these there is a large number of govern- 
ment documents such as Forestry, Agriculture, 
Weather Bureau, Geodetic, Census Labor, Experl- 

rr/, tat r Recor<1, and ° ther ^^ «*«her 

with state documents such as Board of Health Park 
Commissions, etc., and quite a number of the' best 
books which are used a great deal as reference books 
have been duplicated. This makes 189 new books 
catalogued from Sept. 1 to the present day The 
total number added to the library during the year 1 905 
was 850 volumes. 

Dfpartmf n-f Notts. 

A demonstration of the preparation of mushrooms 
for table use was given by Professor Waugh at the 
last meeting of the seminar. They were cooked in 
a chafing dish with butter.beef extract,water,and flour 
for thickening and different flavoring was used In two 
different samples. Into one was stirred some chopped 
cheese, while Into the other a French kitchen bouquet 
was used. The majority of the vote taken from the 
class decided that the cheese was the better, though 
a I were very favorably impressed with the payability 
of mushrooms when properly prepared. 

A discussion followed the demonstration, upon the 
growing of mushrooms for market. There was a wry 
practical talk by some of the students who, under Mr 
Canning's direction and oversight had taken part In 
the preparation and management of the bed which 
has been conducted in a more or less experimental 

way at the upper plant-house. Samples of 
spa*n both in the brick form and in the Fr-nch 
mycelium form were brought before the class as illus- 
trations. Details were entered into concerning the 
preparation for the bed, its construction, the plantin* 
of the spawn and care and picking of the crop 
Each brick of spawn, which is about the size of a 
building brick, Is cut up into eight or ten pieces, and 
planted firmly in the bed. After it has been planted 
for about a week the bed is "cased" which simply 
means that a thin layer of loam is spread evenly over 
the top. The object of this is to aid in keeping the 
temperature evenly high and to make the handling of 
the crop better. Several varietes were tried and the 
one found to bear earliest and most abundantly Is the 

hJ^LS HUSS ° f Hartf ° rd who addr «*ed 
the Stockbndge club recently, presented the depart- 
ment with a large, valuable collection of perennial 

Prof. W. P. Brooks has recently been appointed 
director of the Hatch Experiment Station, a position 
left vacant by the death of our late president To 
those who know him there is no need of saying that 
a better man could hardly have been chosen for the 
position, for his wide experience In that work and his 
accurate and painstaking care of details are the 
needed qualities for this position. 

Of the College Shakespearean club on the death of the 
father of our brother. James Raphel O'Grady 

Whereas. I, hath pleased Cod in his infinte wisdom to take 

O n Crad y mS b e e ,f it ,hC **" °' "* ""* b ^ ^ 
Resolved That we. the members of the College Shakea- 

o p :rother b : do reco * n,ze ,he — ■ *■ ^ h - wS- 

Resolved. That we do hereby extend our deep and heart 
***** J" • "W 1 '!>"• resolution, be (lied in ,„. 

zzszr* *'-• ■* • -" * *-•*" * - 

E. A. Lincoln, i 

j For the fraternity. 





aretet any who desire it, 

"xhlVlitb Annual meeting and banquet of the 0* 

fr^tteT^a evenly Feb. ». - 
SP ' n g o'ck Members o. the (acuity and tbe new 
S6 T de nt and an orchestra from the oo.lege writ be 
"'"I, An aLnt and former students who poss,b, y 

P to ,ld be present at this meeting. Fee, $3, 

T^J o or before Monday, Feb. 19, to the secre- 

STh ft Hemenway, Hartford, Conn. 

tary, H. u A „icultural College club of 

The Massac^ ' A ''- ^ ^ ^ 

Washington will hold Its a ^^ rf ^ 

ham hotel, <»**-JZJ? M be observed as a 
SLTCT-S- students are urgent, 
Invited to attend. fc Hooker, (Committee 

A.W.Morru., (in charge. 

«, .„ extremely Interesting bulletin has re- 

. 79 ._An ertrem " y s B Gr een, professor 

centl, been «~**£" V Mlnn eso,a, entitled 

" 0Ut ' ? lo?ed Ts a guide for the use of the class 
especially »° a P'= d ** * k at , h e university, but 
,„ gr eenhouse W « J» ^ andvalue , anyon ^ 
contains a great d« OTe ^ Hp , a , n and 

A large numbe'd«" 5 Exp e„m=n«s are 

mak e d,ar hediH *«*£ „ om , arge , and fto m 

gWen . °', on the application of nitrogen, on the test- 
sma , seed on h a P ^ ^ w „ h tne 

lng of s« ds '°" a " oth P r subl eo.s. It is a very 

business ^™^J t0 sh ow the high quality 

T,rtrhl '-sbeingdoneb, Pressor Green. 

I H Klrkland has recently published another 

• 94 ._A. H. K "™ n nd brown tall moths. 

^"CrTuI afils. returned to Crom- 
engage In the florist business. 

. 03 ._Th. many friends of Neil Monahan were 
pleasant, surprised to hear of "" m "'|f ^ ^ 
,, ion 97 to Miss Justine Hunt, M. A.O. u*. 

Haven Jan. 27, t0 ^s ^ friends(?) are 

He will return to Amnerbi, wn=. 

awaiting him. Q Couden 

-04 —Word has been received that F. u. ^°u 

„h to make the George Washington 
was fortunate enough to matte me vj B 

University Law school debating team. 

. 04 -R Raymond Raymoth, tenor, Folk Songs 
JLS, Son^s of the Heart and ^ ** 
sche L'-der. Permanent address, Evansville, 

-05.-Articles of interest continue to appear in 
Horticulture, written by R. U Adams, of Jamaica 

Pla 'n5 -The AUen-Yeaw Co. have recently suffered a 
creat loss in the destruction by fire of their large 
^ethluTe, The sympathies of the class and the 

college are with them. 


Williams is to erect a new $60,000 dormitory. 

Alpha Tau Omega has recently entered the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. 

Head Coach Reid of Harvard, received $4,000 
for three month's work with the football squad. 

This year Harvard University has property worth 
ejh^en millions, an increase over last year of over 


Colgate's faculty has abolished the department of 
orally. n that institution which has hitherto been an 

important part of the curriculum. 

Andrew Carnegie has promised to contribute 
$50 000 toward the endowment fund of Bates college, 
when the college has raised $100,000. 

The Harvard Semetic Museum has received a col- 
le J"on of one hundred and twenty-five Syrlac man- 
uscripts dating from the twelfth century. 

Emerson Hall, Harvard, which cost $ 00 000 

.. ~~. nn ner 27 The building win 

«/« forma y opened on Dec. z/. » 

Tusl ,h= departments of Philosophy and Psychology. 
A party from Oberlln, under the supervision of Dr 
AG Leonard, has been Investigating the llgnhe 
beds of North Dakota for the United States Geologl- 
cal survey. 



Ralph Voores of Clinton, N. J., has promised to 
give to Huron college, South Dakota, $100,000 for 
the erection of a new central building for the college. 

Harvard has barred professional coaching. Paul 
Coburn head baseball coach, has so announced. 
Therefore Keller and Chesbro will not be retained 
this year. 

Bryn Mawr has received a legacy of fifty thousand 
dollars, to be used at the discretion of the trustees, 
from the will of the late Joseph E. Gillingham of 

Over one hundred students at Oberlin who lost 
money through the failure of of the Citizen's National 
bank of Oberlin were aided by Mr. Carnegie's gift of 
fifteen thousand dollars. 

The registration for the present semester at Stan- 
ford university shows an increase of 212 over last 
year's registration for the corresponding semester. 
The registration is 1764 at present. 

At Northwestern university, each year at the foot- 
ball banquet, fobs, composed of solid gold, in the 
shape of miniature footballs, are presented to the men 
who have played four years of varsity football.— £*. 

Brown, Pennsylvania and Cornell universities, 
forming the Triangular Chess League, have chal- 
lenged Oxford and Cambridge for a cable match of 
six boards. The contest will come off some time In 

At the junior promenade at Yale about 1500 
couples will dance the 40 numbers of the programme, 
The old armory Is already beautifully decorated with 
bunting. Hundreds of electric lights will Illuminate 
the old hall. 

The Harvard students whose homes are In Ala- 
bama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, have formed 
a club called the Cotton- Belt States club. This club 
will unite with the other Southern states clubs, and 
form an association of clubs. 

Harvard has now completed her plans for an ideal 
farm that will be managed by Harvard students. Its 
probable site will be In the Shenandoah Valley, Va. 
"Several prominent business men of New York city 
have offered to back the undertaking financially," 
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to pay for a banner to go to the class winning the 
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STANLEY sTwy T E E R R SSTon R , ' ^ D ~n2' '^ ^ »*- Manage, 

EARLE GOODMAN BAR?l R tV i o^' 8 * N ° tM - ? DW ' N HOBART SCOTT ,.«.,, 

"E.BERT UNWOOD W^Ti ioT' «—* £2%* J^ftX 

^^DANiELS PHILBR,«*?2? " ETCALF BROW NE, , 908 . 

The actions of Mr M i 
-nual appropriate £ f he ^™ T** ^ 
deling of well-merited ^^X^L^ * 
those interested in the college t T™* 

among all the hardships and twnhi . Urd that 

working under an alumn u " the C ° lle * e ,s 

5 uuucr, an alumnus shou d be cm* «f tu ? 

** M opposite agalns( „ £» = ™ - *. fore- 

It seems that Mr w in . Is the case. 

of a Z dollars anfcflT, ■*•"» «" .he matter 

Interests of , h .wo hull "' mSe,f <""»W» the 

■» now ,„ cZTiTl^ 7™ 5,Udems ,ha ' 

this nature Mr Kil J y conslder atlon of 

I* Poor ab.hty « " *T T *"** *™ons,ra.ed 
crem bus,„e V„ ly a S'Zl man ' ■ •» *- sum. 

■*. would no, , Z e e Z C0 H T"" 0n °' "" °* 
work bu. tha, ,„ which t m £ "'J*™' ""o »r 
Petition V ||| be fel, B uuhl ,\ 1 U ° US cam 

had from the college far xc«ds a'n t^ 8 ™" "" 
K ar exceeds any real harm It has 

done him. He had m ,j 

oould buy flowers andof 'J""**™"'* " "»' * 
•hat he could se I a. a I' f SUCh redu « d «- 
"Pressed himself a , l?'!' B "'' »««* he 
™de as satisfied, I, seem 1 a^^an8:en " !n, was 
"hole field for C,' " 0W "' * anls *• 
"owers and plants somewh rew T ^ ** '° ^ 
just where he would ~, I "' unable "> «e 

oonalnly no, d ^ *"•*- * k~. „, 

Furthermore, Mr. K,„' man h.^ *'"' " m ° U '"- 
oPPoshlon ,„ a foollsh w'ay' w ~ d " * 
the trustees and malt* hi. ■.. he n °t go to 

"0. a g ree with Im gte ^n T"?"" " '"^^ 

ey gome to the ^TJ. I, h L *"" Jud * me '" ' 

he has created a feelln. J *£ n ° nS<!nslcal '*>« 
which „ w„l , ak e yea's To 1 TJ °' "" ""=«« 

o' ob,a,n,n g a number o „am« of "fa " ** ^ 
chants who object to ,h, , ™" S and mer - 

How many nim s of h ! mPe ""° n " '"' «»"*. 
oou.d be ob JneT who £T ,T *" "' "** 
'ege or who are glad ,o L7, , 1 ^ ' r ° m "" c<>| - 

«... -iffitrsar:.*- 


9 8 


get could be easily obtained. This whole question 
of buying and selling local products in so small a town 
as Amherst is not worthy of any such agitation as it 
has caused. Probably not a hundredth part of what 
is consumed here is produced in the neighborhood. 
And then what small fraction of this one-hundredth 
part is produced by the college ? The absurdity of 
the situation is easily seen. We certainly hope that 
Mr. Kingman will soon realize that he and his inter- 
ests constitute but an infinitestimal part of the ques- 
tion of the college appropriations and that further- 
more his opposing the best interests of his alma mater 
is hardly justifiable. 

THE 1907 PROM. 

The annnal junior prom, was held in the drill hall 
on the evening of Feb. 16th. The hall was tastily 
decorated with bunting of green and white, these being 
the class colors of 1907. Evergreens and potted 
plants added materially to the beauty of the hall. An 
unusually and Interesting feature was the placing of the 
cannon with two stacks of guns in the opposite corners 
of the hall. In the center of the room was suspended 
the 1907 banner made by the ladies of the class. 
Music was furnished by the Springfield orchestral club 
and Brown of Amherst catered. The patronesses 
were Mrs. William P. Brooks, Mrs. J. E. Ostrander, 
Mrs. Charles A. Goessmann, Mrs. James B. Paige, 
Mrs. F. A. Waugh and Mrs. Fred S. Cootey, all of 
Amherst. The committee of arrangements from the 
junior class consisted of Henry T. Pierce of West 
Millbury, chairman, Arthur H. Armstrong of Hyde 
Park, James H. Walker of Greenwich Village, Mil- 
ford H. Clark,, Jr., of Sunderland, Joseph A. 
Larned of Amherst, Miss Susie D. Livers of Boston, 
Fr 'arick C. Peters of Lenox, John N. Summers of 
Brockton, Clifford B. Thompson of Halifax. Among 
those present were 1 Acting President W. P. Brooks ; 
Prof. F. A. Waugh; Capt. G. C. Martin; M. A. 
Blake and Miss Hoitt of Kingston, R. I.; Mr. and 
Mrs. Neil Monahan of Amherst; A. N. Swain and 
Miss Lee of Tewksbury ; L. A. Ransehousen and Miss 
Thayer of Springfield; A. C. Whitter, University 
of Maine, '05, and Miss Hall of Roxbury; 
Mr. and Mrs. Atkins of Northampton; H. M. 
Russell and Miss Cobb of Amherst; C. W. 

Sleeper and Miss Willey of Swampscott ; C. 
E. Hood and Miss Hofford of Brooklyn, N. 
Y. ; W. O. Taft and Miss Sanborn of Salem j L. 
H. Moseley and Miss Rutherford of Glastonbury, 
Conn. ; W. C. Tannatt and Miss Tannatt 
of Dorchester; H. B. Filer and Miss O'Keefe of 
South Manchester, Conn. ; Geo. Searle and Miss 
Ranger of North Brookfield ; H. T. Pierce and Miss 
Ferguson of Millbury; M. H. Clark and Miss Field of 
Boston ; F. C. Peters and Miss Debouy of New York 
city; E. H. Shaw and Miss Flagg of Littleton ; C. 
B. Thompson and Miss Taylor of Plymouth; F. A. 
Watklns and Miss Watkins of Boston ; E. G. Bartlett 
and Miss Leach of Cochituate ; L. W. Clementson of 
Providence, R. 1., and Miss Johnson of Amherst; E. 
D. Phitbrick and Miss Livers of Boston; G. R. Cobb 
and Miss Sleeper ofSwampcott ; and C. F. Allen and 
Miss Beemis of Worcester. 


A long hearing was given by the committee on 
agriculture on the large appropriations for the college 
on Feb. 6. There were present Morris B. Kingman, 
one of the foremost agitators for a change in the rela- 
tions of the college to the producers of the vicinity, 
Lawyer W. J. Reilley of Amherst, counsel for the 
townspeople who want a change, Acting President 
Brooks for the college, Marquis F. Dickinson, one of 
the trustees, and an old-time resident of Amherst 
close by the college, Secretary Ellsworth of the state 
board of agriculture, James Draper of Worcester, 
one of the trustees, Representative Wheeler of Con- 
cord, whose brother is a trustee and on the commit- 
tee which selected President-elect Butterfield, and 
other persons actively interested in the college. Sec- 
retary Ellsworth led off for the appropriation. One 
reason for the large sum asked for is the increase in 
the number of students who must have larger accom- 
modations. Of course, the agricultural people dis- 
liked to keep coming to the state for appropriations, 
but they were obliged to do so. They needed the 
botanical building which was asked for last year, but 
was refused. It will take $75,000 for the right sort 
of building for this department. They must have a 
new greenhouse, a new dynamo and a new barn to 

replace ihe one that was burned, If tomes are to h. 

kept up as they should be. P 6a 

Acting President Brooks said that the college has 

sumclr ' 'T' " 9 ' y "' -■ a " d «•-* « 

sufficient room for them. Classes must recite bv 
drvlslons <„ order to be accommodated V ao us 
undes rabi, makeshifts must be adopted. The p « 
en. boUnlcal bulldlng „ , 00 far from 'the othe bu d 

oe used by the experiment station. Possible accl 

d~t ? ' ^ maCh ' nery ■" b ' *• "*S make ," 
desirable ,ha, anew dynamo shouid be Installed. The 

this J I 000 Is due to the Introduction of water meters 
Massachusetts Is behind other states ,„ HberX to 

UI the $1 7,226 obtained for insurance after the bam 

man's question he salH ih>. 'oMr. Klng- 

fcl ' "' "' SM lhat over one-third of the 

students are sons of farmers and that lh. r. 
aland strongly by the college Amo ,h a * 

•ha. the peopie o, the state L tax* er hTffTe 

college may sell Its farm and dairy products below 
current prices, , he figures show ,h„ m 40 year' he 

*l,000,o the college, and that now only about 22 
cents on $1,000 annually goes for the purpose 

In reply to Representative Wright of South Hadlev 
Pressor Stone said that the proposed new build 1^ 

no a rL, ',h. y c 2gt w a„ y d r " — —« 

l,,c col, ege, and the answer was that a 
arg. proportion of the state are no, farmers N, h 

ha . decided If' ?; " "" ' rUS,MS ' "« «* C 
nave decided to ask for a fireproof barn as th* <-J 

ege barn has been burned twice, and „ is propl 

Bu „, 7o?s C ZZ"- F ° m " C °~nEdwa d 
Burnett of Southboro, now an architect In New York 

:: k 'T«' —"'sof concrete co .' 
structlon. The present foundations can be used 
The hay barn would be separate from the cattle barn 
and the cost of ,h, two would be about $75,000 Mr ' 
Burn.,, wen, ,„,o details „, ft, phra _ and was wa™ 
'" praise o, concrete construction, saiing Z7Z 


com, ,0 stay. ., stands fire better than any other 
mater,,, brlck, as ,h. Baltimore „r. p'oved 

KTS S B *" ey " Nor,h,mp,„„, who Is fam, t 
la with brick, questioned Mr. Burnet, on various 
PCI-*, holding , ha, concre,. Is ,e, ,„ ,h. exp, 7nZ 

1T° 'ul" "* * ' arge bulld "* * * '«, im- 
posed would be erected at considerable risk Es« 

dally would I, be difficult ,0 roof over such aT,r« 

concre,. s,ruc,ure. Mr . Bu r„e„ was sure ,ha, he 

ca culatlons 0, trusses and girders would r.movl al 

risk on that poln,. The cos, 0, ,he cemen, wotud o, 

bu a ,.w hundr.d dollars mor, than wood, an7,£e 

difference was no, ,0 be considered In vle^ 0, he 

superiority of ,he ma.erial. In many p.,oe. wh e 

suo° D v ^rT ' han he "' °" *«° U "' - ~ 
supply, I, has been discarded for concre.e. To Mr 

Reilley s quest.on, Mr. Brooks said ,ha, the proposed 

ba n would have room for 64 cows, five ET» 

a^2oC SS ' XbOXS, " ,k ' and ^'" 75 -- 
The botanical department was discussed more In 
°e<a,l, and Professor said ,ha, ,he Zsen 
accommoda.lons are qu„e limlied. The new bund 
ing should be fireproof, ,„ order ,0, ,h C u I. 
Incubaton, I, , s proposod ,„ „ »™ 

S,ockbr,dg. s,„lon. The proposed greenhouse was 
explained by Pro,. F. A . Wa ugh. ,,1,,, be J£ 
how how ,0 grow plams under glass for marke 
hicludlng ,he popular vege.ables and flowers. To * ' 

^71 S1 " d """ Wh " e "<"* abou ' ■» *• Prod^ 
ucso, Ihe greenhouse are sold In Amhers, Jm, . 

new bunding some would be sold outside. M K „g 

rnan wanted all ,he produc, sold a, wholesale a*d 

Professor Waugh said ,ha, ,he ques.lon would be se, 

■led by ,he trustees. The present Income from ,h. 

sale of farm products Is about $6,000. It Is no, 

expected ,0 Increase thls very much.' Abou, 70 s u 

hree or four regular farm hands besides. The hear 
I Ing was conllnued from I o'clock ,0 3 

In the afternoon hearing H. H. Howard, a gradu- 
ate of , he college, said , ha, , he produce of ,h Tcol- 

ege should be sold In an ouislde market. In order „„, 
,0 compete with the local market. John Beasley a 
member 0, ,h. board 0, agriculture, would In.eL, 
as Uttle as possible wllh the local producers W J 

1 60 


Reilley, for the opposition, was against every item in 
the appropriation bill, on the ground that the college 
should not be put in position to compete with the far- 
mers. He wanted the committee to go to Amherst 
and give the farmers opportunity to present their case 
in detail for themselves. The college competes injur- 
iously with farmers, florists and milkmen, and plenty 
of evidence could be had. The college trustees 
should be required to dispose of the college products 
where they will not cause local competition. The 
opposition to last years's appropriation was withdrawn, 
because it was supposed to be conceded that the 
trustees would sell in an outside market. 

Morris B. Kingman, florist, of Amherst went into 
detail in telling of the opposition of the college to his 
business which he has been engaged in since 1888. 
The college has no standard of prices : it does not 
follow the market, but when the market is high it will 
sell below price. When violets were selling at $2 per 
100 in Northampton and he was selling at $1.50, 
the college sold at $1.25. All he asked for was fair 
play and was willing to abide by the decision of the 
agricultural college faculty, but the trustees overrule 
the faculty. The hearing was continued with further 
attention to the details of the business until late in the 
afternoon. The committee will probably give a hear- 
ing in Amherst. 

The Amherst Record, one of the fairest minded 
papers in New England, comments upon the question 
of competition in the issue of Feb. 14, as follows : 

"In order to lessen this competition and if possible 
to abolish it altogether the attempt is being made to 
"hold up" the college appropriation. Now this mat- 
ter of college competition has been considered at 
various times and at considerable length in these 
is. Our attitude on the question is now, as it 
always has been, in favor of such an adjustment of 
existing conditions that the college may continue to 
exercise all its proper and legitimate functions without 
antagonizing private interests in any way. If it would 
carry out the purposes for which it was founded the 
college must have solidly behind it the sympathy and 
good will of the public, and more especially that 
element in the public which has a direct interest in 
agriculture and allied pursuits. Least of all can the 
college afford to be regarded with secret suspicion or 

open hostility by the agricultural element in the pop- 
ulation of the town in which it is located or the region 
round about. In order that there may be co-opera- 
tion rather than antagonism between the college 
and the farmers and dairymen and market-gardeners 
and fruit-growers in Amherst and surrounding towns it 
is first necessary to find out the precise grounds of 
complaint against the college, to ascertain if these 
grounds are right and reasonable , and then to discover 
some means of correcting abuses if any are found to 
exist. With that thought in mind we welcomed the 
two hearings that were given in Amherst last year on 
this matter, one by a legislative committee and one by 
the college trustees. The testimony given at these 
hearings was far from conclusive as tending to show 
that any person or persons had suffered serious' injury 
in their business from college competition. The 
Impression given at that time was that the critics of 
the college had been more alarmed than hurt. 
There has been little change in conditions since these 
hearings were given, but, as the opponents of the 
appropriation desire, the committee on agriculture 
has decided to come to Amherst this year and give a 
hearing, when it is possible that some evidence of 
real value will be presented. We do not believe that 
the college has anything to fear from the results of 
such a hearing, and it may be better for all parties 
concerned to hold it and to have the matter thoroughly 
threshed out. 

As to the methods adopted by those who are seek- 
ing to do away with college competition, we consider 
them contrary to public policy and utterly without 
justification. A reasonable way for them to have 
acted would have been first to appeal to the college 
trustees to put a stop to this competition ; then, If the 
trustees refused to act, they could have appealed to 
the Legislatue to enact a measure which would pro- 
hibit the college from disposing of Its surplus products 
in the local markets. Then the matter would have 
been considered entirely on its merits and the vital 
interests of the college would have been In no way 
imperiled. By pursuing their present course of action 
they have given a plausible excuse to those members 
of the Legislature who have little sympathy with the 
college for voting against the appropriation. If, as a 
result of their action, the appropriation bill is defeated, 


or the amount appropriated Is materially lessened 

.""r !? haV = -««* h ^P-ed the co^ge '„ 

heZ M, ° U ' ma,er,al " "*"* *»«*». Now 
* '"habitants of the , own of Amherst nav e a very 

» Z The? « prosperi,y " the **^2 

college They spent a considerable sum of money to 

ecure Its location here, and from that location They 

thT r 1 ^:^ ma ' erlal bsne,ils - The growtn of 

hem Tth "h Dee " a ™"" °< «■»'«£■«» <o 
hinT'th ,, Y , n ° ,re8ardwllh """placency any- 

<hat growth. The large Increase In the number of 
s-udents in the pas, two years has rendered nelessar ' 
,r« * 8ebU " d, ^a considerable increase ' 
he equipment of the various departments. If the c0 

asked fo, this year more than $150,000 would be 
expanded in the construction of new buildings ,, 
something more than probable that the contracts fo 

while In any even, the greater part of the work would 

and otter laboring men. „ is reasonable to say thai lhro(lgh ,„, expend J re ,ha 

such a sum of money as Is contemplated for new 

bulldlngs would be far more than wouid be lost by 
al produce dealers through college pe„„ on Zi 

term of twenty years." 


Bro^e "08 C ','' ^ H ' A ' Suh ' ke ' '° 6 ' M - M- 

—On Lincoln's birthday, Feb 1 9th « 
r c r we rh e,d,„ 1 hectpe,.\r„g a p P rer: 

l/gavT ' "Z re ^- V«" "? M ^ H °'- 
saluo nf i . aaaresses. At noon the national 

reelected n,! ^ Were un ^imously 

reelected. Orders for caps and gowns and for class 

P'P were considered and a committee appointed to 
fix the amount of the class ra « „„,. "PP°""cd to 

^ exercises of JS£^—* ° "* °" 

-The committee for the minstrel show to be held 
on the evening of March 2nd, is hard at work and ' 
very promising aspect has beengiven to the m s 2 i 
The t ic , ets or Mi|lett , sjewe , ry •' ; 

All seats a 'r T' ' Wh ° * aCt ' ng as m "»*". 

AM seats are reserved. Price fifty cents. A mlnstre 

Collect JYot*$. 

-E. D. Philbrick, '08, spent a few days at his 
home In Somerville last week. 

JZtt R ° gerS ' '° 6 ' ente ^ined his brother at 
college for a few days last week. 

-Dr Goessmann has been unable to meet his 
classes during the past week on account of sickness 
-Dr. W. P. Brooks was one of the princioal 

pot T ^ ^^ meet ' ng ° f ^^-Ituralsoc ty ? nd 
apple growers' institute held In Northampton onVeb 

-On February 15th at Washington the federal 
appropriation to each state and terrifory'f he sup 
Port o agricultural experiment stations, was ra sed 
from $15,000 to $30,000 annually * 


classo ''6^ M 6 " Sh6Pard ' PreS ' dent ofth « 

to Prelid t ' T "* 0ffl ' Cer • PreS6nted an e -elo P e 

L«ZTl c arr,s wlth the fo,,o " in s -™*s, « 

reported in the Springfield Republican • 

"J claim your indulgence while I briefly refer to a 

has suffered s.nce we last gathered here, in th, death 
of Henry Hi,, Goode... He was born In Cons a" 
nope, where his father, the late Rev. William Goode 
a pioneer missionary of the American board, made a 

Turk sh and Armenun languages. He was educated 
at Williston and Amherst. After graduation he was a 
rave officer and volunteered as one of the forlorn 
hope for the storming of Port Hudson. 





Ever after he was a teacher. His varied culture 
is shown In that at different periods, he was teacher of 
gymnastics and military tactics, entomology, zoology, 
anatomy, physiology, rhetoric, elocution, history and 
the English language. In 1867 at the foundation of 
the Massachusetts agricultural college, he became a 
professor and In 1886 its president, dying in office. 
During his administration the college resources were 
trebled. He was the founder and chief creator of its 
fine library and also of the public library of the town 
of Amherst. He was a public-spirited citizen, ably 
representing the town In the Legislature. He was a 
vestryman and for 25 years clerk of the parish. He 
was generous to a fault. His chief characteristic was 
unselfishness, thinking first of others and last of him- 
self. He wore his life out in earnest labors to cheer, 
enlighten and uplift all with whom he came in contact. 

About 30 years ago the class of '62 presented to 
the college a scholarship of $2000, named In the 
memory of its first martyr of the war, Capt. Henry 
Gridley. Ever after our class secretary's ambition 
was to raise funds for a second scholarship. And 
accumulating by small amounts, at his death there 
was $1700 for this purpose. And now as a memorial 
of him, as president of the class, I am authorized by 
a correspondence vote recently taken, to deliver to 
you this envelope which contains a draft for $2000 
upon the Amherst savings bank, to found the Henry 
Hill Goodell scholarship of the class of 1862." 


A series of class games in basketball will be played 
in the drill hall beginning in the first part of March as 
scheduled below. The class winning the largest num- 
ber of games will receive a suitable trophy. The 
games are put off until March In order to give the 
teams sufficient time in which to organize and prac- 
tice and also, so as not to Interfere with the minstrel 
show. The schedule : 

Mar. 5, 1906-1907. 

8, 1906-1908. 

9, 1907-1908. 

12, 1906-1909. 

13, 1907-1909. 
15, 1908-1909. 


On Friday Feb. 9 the orchestral club gave their 
first musical in the chapel and the affair was a suc- 
cess in every way. For two months the orchestra 
has been diligently working for their first public appear- 
ance and the enthusiasm accorded every piece they 
played showed that their efforts have not been in vain. 
While nothing in the class of very difficult music was 
attempted many of the numbers were the results of 
hard work. The overture "Starlight" was, perhaps, 
the most pleasing and difficult of the orchestra's 

The mandolin club played the popular waltz 
•'Dearie" and were greeted with a generous amount 
of applause. Many regreted that they had not been 
given a larger part of the programme, but the short 
time in which they had to practice made but one 
number possible. The club Is now at work and will 
be given a more prominent part in the next concert. 

The selections by the quartette were all good ; 
"Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes" being particu- 
larly fne. As an encore to their number the quartette 
sang "Sons of Old Massachusetts" which was natur- 
ally, the most inspiring of all their works. The parts 
to the college song were arranged by Professor How- 
ard and much credit Is due him for his success j the 
arrangements showed careful and earnest work. 

The solo numbers were all from the classics and 
the interpretations were good. The concert solo by 
Rogers, '06, was a particularly long and difficult one 
and his success with it was noteworthy. 

Notwithstanding the heavy snowfall and disagreea- 
ble weather the chapel was filled with a large and 
appreciative audience. The students and local alumni 
were present in large numbers and the financial sup- 
port was above expectations. Our second musical 
will be held in the latter part of March and a fine pro- 
gramme is assured. 

Part I. 

1. March. Sweet Dora Dell, Von Tlizer 

M. A. C. Orchestra. 

2. Overture. Starlight, Morse 

M. A. C. Orchestra 

3. Song. Selected, 

George R. Cobb, '08. 

4. March. Dearie, 

M. A. C. Mandolin Club. 
P. C Peters, '07, Leader. 

5. Piano Solo. Funeral March, 

Danforth P. Miller, '08 

Part II. 


From Tickets (Faculty) 
At Door 

Total Receipts 
Total Payments 

Cash on hand 















1. Cornet Solo. Hearts and Flowers, 
Stanley S. Rogers, '06. ' 
2- Song. Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, 

Be ye In Love with April Time, Storer 
M. A. C. Quartette 
Prof. F. S. Howard, Leader. 

3- Caprice (Dance of the Honey Bees) Richmond 
M. A. C. Orchestra. 

4. Violin Solo. Cavatina, Ra , 

Harold P. Crosby, '09. 

5. Finale. College Life, Ftimm 

M. A. C. Orchestra. 
Officers of Clark Cadets acted as ushers 

D*partm*rvlr J\lot*s. 

The course of lectures given each year by the 
state forester, Mr. Akerman began last week The 
usual system will be followed of giving some field 
exercises In the nearby co.lege wood-L, .'„ |" 
elsewhere, besides the regular lecture course M 
Akerman will be assisted in this work, especially in 
tree measurements, by Mr. Hawley. Because of the 
growing importance of Forestry the course has been 
made obligatory to all members of the junior and 
senior classes, Instead of being optional as was for- 
merly the case. 

Below Is a financial report of the association 




Trombone Player 

Dress Suits 


Piano Rental on $ 


Total Payments 

$40 54 


From Tickets (Students) 
From Tickets (Alumni) 

$40 25 
JO 00 


A box of apples was recently used by the class In 
Pomo| ogy which was shipped from the annual fruit 
exhibition of the Missouri Horticultural society The" 
work assigned to the students was to arrange the mis- 
cellaneous varieties In their respective places and to 
name them. 

One of the newest and most valuable appliances 
connected with the department is a machine of new 
nvention, or at least only recently perfected, called 
the Reflectoscope. It can be used not only for the 
projection of opaque material in natural colors but 
also for lantern slides. Thus half tones, photographs 
or any other form of sketch, printing, or picture can 
be thrown upon the screen. Another good thing 
about Wilder hall is the reading room where all the 
important horticultural perodlcals are kept on f.le 
The landscape gardening rooms are well fitted out and 
arranged especially In regard to the overhead lighting 
arrangement. This makes the best kind of light for 
drawing as no shadows are thrown upon the paper 





Those who are fond of flowers, should take the 
time now to visit the plant houses and not miss the 
opportunity to see such an excellent display of potted 
plants, carnations and violets as is now on exhibition. 
There is a most magnificent show of cinerarias with 
perfect masses of bloom, purple, white, red, blue and 
variegated. The air is perfumed also with the fra- 
grance of the camelias. The primulas are also in 
full bloom, as well as the beautiful and unique cycla- 
men, the freesias, and a profusion of violets, carna- 
tions, and geraniums. Even the rich dark green 
leaves which seem so luxuriant and strive with each 
other to leave no space unused show that they have 
been nurtured by a skillful hand and have had the 
best of care. Mr. Canning takes great pride in his 
flowers and well he may. The students also are not 
slow, as a rule to appreciate the aesthetic value of 
English violets, using them to send away as valentines. 

'03.— The engagement of Miss Mertie M. Young 
of Sunderland to Stephen C. Bacon of New York 
city Is announced. 

'04.— In the basketball game between Harvard 
and Worcester Tech, resulting in a score of 42 to 8 
In favor of the former, Raymond A. Qulgley Is said 
to have been Harvard's star, scoring nine points from 
the floor. 

'04.— Married, Jan. 27, at Jewett City, Conn., 
John W. Gregg and Miss Mary Jennings. 

'04.— H. M. White has been sent to California by 
the Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, to investigate certain poblems in orange 
growing. Address, Riverside, Cal. 




The fifth annual meeting and banquet of the Con- 
necticut Valley association of the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College alumni, will be held In Hotel Worthy, 
Springfield, this evening at seven o'clock. Members 
of the faculty and the new president and an orchestra 
from the college will be present. All alumni and 
former students who possibly can, should be present 
at this meeting. Fee $3. 

»92. F. G. Stockbridge, superintendent Triple 

Springs Farm, Narcissa, Pa. 

'00.— James W. Kellogg, formerly first assistant 
at the Rhode Island Experiment station recently 
acceptea a position as chemist for the Swift Fertilizer 

Works, of Atlanta, Ga. He began his duties Jan. 

15. His address Is 241 Euclid Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 

»02. A. L. Dacy has removed from Boston to 

Ipswich, N. H. 

'02. Ransom W. Morse has entered the senior 

class at Dartmouth. Next year he intends to take 
graduate work in the Amos Tuck school of Adminis- 
tration and Commerce. Address Box 674, Hano- 
ver, N. H. 

A new library building is being erected on the Yale 

The student body of Bates college has voluntarily 
voted to abolish hazing. 

Bowdoin Is to publish a new song book, which will 
contain about ninety songs. 

California university has organized a pistol club 
for the men and a fencing club for the women. 

Of the 25 universities of the entire world which 
enroll 3,000 or more students nine are found in this 

The Buffalo alumni of Syracuse have presented an 
entire arch to the university. The arch will be built 
of stone. 

Dr. Abiann W. Harris of the Jane institute, Port 
Deposit, Md., will become the new president of the 
Northwestern university. 

Immediately upon his return from Chicago, Presi- 
dent Robert E. Kelly of Earlham college, Richmond, 
Ind., held a meeting of his faculty, at which It was 
decided that 22 of the boy students who ducked Hut- 
ton of Baltimore, Md., on the anniversary of his birth 
should be suspended from the dormitory. Twelve of 
the students will lose the scholarships they hold. The 
students insist that the ducking of Hutton was in 
accordance with a long-established custom and was a 
harmless prank. 



Indiana Is the only state which has a solid delega- 
tion of college-bred men in the two houses of Con- 
gress. Heretofore the state which ranked highest in 
this particular was Massachusetts. The Indiana men 
have an unbroken record of collegiate education. 

Because of a communication from the Yale City 
Government club, President Connell of the student 
organization at New York university has appointed a 
committee to arrange for the formation of a similar 
body. Yale hopes to form an intercollegiate union of 
such clubs. 

The Wharton school of finance and economy, 
University or Pennsylvania, has decided to introduce 
the "honor system" in that department. It will be 
applicable to all classes, and if successful in the Whar- 
ton school will probably be extended to the other 
departments of the college. 

The University of Colorado has received an estate 
known as Manitou Park about twenty miles west of 
Colorado Springs. The gift is to establish a school 
of forestry and includes a fine hotel and cottages, the 
revenue of which will be used for endowment of the 
school, as well as several thousand acres of forest.— 


A movement has been started by the Japanese in 
Vancouver to provide schools in which their own lan- 
guage shall be taught. There are several hundred 
Japanese employed in and about the city, many of 
whom have families. As many of these people 
expect to return to Japan, they desire their children 
to acquire a knowledge of their own language. 

Registration in the various departments at George 
Washington university Is as follows: Arts and 
sciences, including graduate studies, Columbian col- 
lege, college of engineering, division of architecture 
and teachers' courses, 633; medicine, including 
medicine and dentistry, 337 ; law and jurisprudence, 
490; politics and diplomacy, 25, a total of 1489 

A collection of Russian documents and state 
papers has been presented to Columbia university by 
M Witte, the Russian premier. The collection 
includes all the Russian state papers now in print, as 
well as copies of the Russian codes and reports on 
agriculture, census, finances and Siberian affairs. 

M Witte last September received from the university 
the degree of doctor of laws. 

Bowdoin college has just received from the execu- 
tors of the will of Robert C. Winthrop, Jr., $5000, 
the income to be used for the encouragement of the 
study of Latin and Greek authors. His distinguished 
father, Robert C. Winthrop, was, on account of his 
relation to the Bowdoin family, an hereditary friend of 
Bowdoin college and a firm one, and this gift is a 
worthy monument to his memory. 

"In view of the fact that the United States refuses 
to graduate from West Point or Annapolis men who 
are unable to swim, no Cornell students will be cred- 
ited with a passing mark for the spring term's drill 
who has not previously passed a satisfactory examina- 
tion in swimming." This order, by Captain Barton, 
commandant of the cadets of Cornell university, prac- 
tically makes swimming a requirement for graduates 
from Cornell. — Ex. 

President James of the university of Illinois 
announces the establishment at Urbana of a new 
school of railway engineering. It will be opened for 
work next September. The school will have three 
departments, Intended to cover the entire range of 
railway work. Aside from the faculty in the various 
departments, prominent railway officials will give 
special courses to emphasize the value and the practi- 
cal features of the curriculum. 

A patron of the arts, living in New Haven, has 
offered $5000 toward a subscription for a statue of 
Nathan Hale to be erected on the Yale campus. 
Several years ago the Yale corporation appointed a 
committee consisting of one of its members and a 
number of prominent citizens to secure subscriptions 
for such a statue, but after a few subscriptions had 
been obtained the matter was dropped on the ground 
that it interfered with the bicentennial fund subscription. 
Three new scholarships have been established at 
the University of Maine by the Boston, New York and 
Pittsburg alumni associations, respectively. Five 
new prizes have also been instituted for the students 
of the agricultural courses. The donors were the 
Maine dairy association, L. C. Bateman of Lewiston, 
H. E. Cook of Denmark, N. Y., George Aiken of 
Woodstock, Vt., Z. A. Gilbert of North Green, Me., 
and A. W. Oilman, state commissioner of agri- 



Stanford university not only boasts of the largest 
gymnasium, 298x178 feet, and a covered quarter- 
mile track surrounding the building, but also has one 
of the most-extensive and best-equipped athletic fields 
in the country. It contains about forty acres of per- 
fectly level land, which is laid out for football, base- 
ball, tennis, and track athletics. There is one field 
for the 'varsity football team and supplementary fields 
for class teams. In addition to this, tennis courts are 
scattered promiscuously about the campus itself.— 

The executive council of Colum bla have recently 
published their resolutions which are in substance as 
follows : To abolish the present game of football, to 
advise the president to take the necessary steps 
toward improving the present demoralizing condition 
in college athletics, to obtain as far as possible, par- 
ticipation in athletics of the whole student body, to 
hold contest among the students Instead of contesting 
against other Institutions, to hold all Inter-collegiate 
contests on their own property as far as practicable. 

The head guide to the Harvard university grounds 
and buildings, under whom the new system of licensed 
guides is conducted, in his report to the bursar states 
that during July, August and September a total of 
3480 persons visited Harvard. The lowest number 
in one week was 150, and during the first week In 
August there were 424 visitors. The largest party 
conducted by one guide was 20 persons. Guides are 
at present all students in the university who are earn- 
ing part of their expenses in this way. They are 
directly under the supervision and control of the office. 

Tb- announcement has been made that Andrew 
Carnegie has offered to Brown university $150,000 
toward the new $300,000 library which the corpora- 
tion has decided to build. At the suggestion of Mr. 
Carnegie the library will be known as the John Hay 
memorial library. Hay was an alumnus of Brown, 
class of 1858. It is planned to build a library cap- 
able of holding several hundred thousand books, with 
a reading-room for 400 students, and separate rooms 
for the various departments of study. The work of 
construction will begin as soon as the total funds are 
In hand. 

The annual catalog of the University of Maine for 
1905-1906 has just been issued. It shows a total 
enrolment of 611 students, an Increase of 57 over 
last year's number. There are 12 graduate students, 
74 seniors, 113 juniors, 81 sophomores and 131 
freshmen, 13 in the short pharmacy course, 12 in 
the school of agriculture, 60 in the summer term, 
nine in the short agricultural course, 82 in the school 
of law and 49 specials. Twenty-five names are dup- 
licated. The classification by colleges follows : Col- 
of arts and sciences, 1 17 ; college of agriculture, 40; 
college of technology, 353; college of pharmacy, 19; 
college of law, 82. 

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The College Signal 


High Grade Work. 
A Specialty of College Classes. 

102 Main St., - 






NO. 10 

Published Fortnightly by Students of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Students and Alumni are requested to contribute. Communications should be addressed Collkgb Sm«A. »„„.«, M .„ -r «, 


ADDISON TYLER HASTINCS. JR.. 1906. Edltor-in Chief 

RALPH WARE PEAKES.1906, Business Manager. 

RALPH JEROME WATTS. 1907. Assistant Business Manager 
CHARLES WALTER CARPENTER, .906. Department Notes. EDW N HOBART SCOTT io M . , „ — . 

STANLEY SAWYER ROGERS.. 906. College Notes. ARTHUR w£l7aS SlNS ,'on, a '< °„ 




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Y. M. C. A. 

Foot- Ball Association, 
College Senate, 
Readir.g-Room Association. 


L. H. Moseley, Pres. Athletic Association. 

M. M. Clark. Manager. Base-Ball Association, '. 

R. W. Peakes, Pres. Nineteen Hundred and Seven Index. 

J. E. Martin, Sec. Fraternity Conference, 

Basket-ball Association. A. T. Hastings. Manager. 

Prof. S. F. Howard. Sec. 

F. L. Cutter, Manager - 

M. H. Clark. Manager. 

A. T. Hastings, Pres. 

Entered as second-class matter. Post Office at Amherst. 


It has been with great pleasure that we have read 
of the frequent banquets and meetings of the alumni 
of our beloved college. A close connection between 
the college and the alumni can be and is being 
obtained by these meetings. This exchange of inter- 
ests Is of the greatest value to the students for they 
can see what our alumni are doing in the world and 
also they see with what glorious college spirit the old 
grads meet together and exchange experiences. The 
younger graduates are making themselves known in 
the world and raising the status of M. A. C. by their 
masterful efforts in business communities. It is this 
fact that brings greater desire for good work, while in 
college, among the undergraduates, for they can 
appreciate that our college has the power to turn out 
such men as they read about In the accounts of the 
alumni banquets. It has been said that the alumni 
make the college and If this, a fact that can hardly 
be doubted, be true, surely Massachusetts has nothing 

to fear of not being recognized as a powerful influence 
in the scientific and business world. 

As this is the last issue of the Signal the present 
board will edit, a few words of parting will not be out 
of place. Our work has been placed In your hands 
and you can judge for yourselves as to Its merits and 
demerits. Our aim has been to place In the hands 
of the alumni a paper which would give the college 
events and progress in as clear a manner as possible. 
In doing this we owe our sincerest thanks to the 
members of the faculty and prominent alumni who 
have always been willing and glad to assist us. On 
numerous occasions, we have copied articles from 
such papers as the Boston Globe, Amherst Record, 
and Springfield Republican, believing that In this way 
a clearer and better account of certain events could 
be given. While the students as a body do but little 
In support of the paper there are a goodly number 
who have been constantly ready to give timely assist- 
ance and to these we now wish to extend our thanks. 
We certainly hope that In the future the Signal will 






become a better college paper than it has been and 
that the students themselves will realize that they are 
as much accountable for the outcome of the paper as 
the board of editors is. The new editor, we feel, is a 
man perfectly capable of carrying on this work and 
we are looking forward to the work that he will do. 
The new manager has been tested and not found 
wanting and we know that he will carry out the finan- 
cial and business end in a thoroughly competent man- 
ner. In closing we wish personally to thank the men 
of the old board for the hearty support they have given 
the paper. 

Are you students thinking of the coming baseball 

season or have you allowed yourselves to forget ? 

How many of you have given up some wished-for 

pleasure or have worked a few more hours in order to 

assist the manager as you should ? You students 

are certainly wise enough to recognize that such an 

experience as the college athletics have undergone 

for the past year can not be repeated again. One of 

the members of the faculty recently said that he was 

convinced that the students of M. A. C. would soon 

realize that the college would be compelled sooner or 

later to give up all athletic interests. He could not 

be blamed for that idea and we know that he still 

clings to it. He has every reason to feel as he does 

if we look upon the question from his standpoint 

which is a justifiable one. The question now is, are 

you as students willing that such opinions should be 

held against you ? Are you willing to go your way 

taking no thought of what others think of you ? The 

time has now come for every student to feel that he 

must help in the coming season of baseball, so that 

at the close of the season, such opinions as the above 

ment nad member of the faculty expressed, will have 

no possible foundation or justification. The alumni 

are standing back of the college athletics to a man 

and If it were not for these loyal men we would have 

no athletics today. Think about it, you students of 

old Massachusetts, are you willing to have others do 

your share of what is manifestly your duty? We 

know that If the question is thought of as it should be, 

there will be no occasion for any anxiety on the part 

of those who are impatiently awaiting the coming of 

baseball again into our college life. 


The minstrel show held In the drill hall on the 
evening of March 2nd., under the auspices of 1906, 
was a decided success showing conclusively that such 
occasions are to be highly commended in the college. 
The songs were all well sung and the chorus of thirty 
was as good as the best. The end men, Messrs 
Kennedy, Curtis, Wholley and Chace particularly 
distinguished themselves as clever comedians. The 
cornet duo by Messrs. Rogers and Peakes was in 
itself worth the price of admission. The imperial 
city quartet was perhaps the hit of the evening and 
no one who attended will soon forget the sensational 
and awe inspiring discords that were presented. The 
senior class wish to extend their thanks to all the 
students who by their assistance, helped to make the 
show a grand success. The show will be presented 
in the neighboring towns during the coming months. 
The program : 

1. Overture, College Orchestra 

2. Opening Chorus. Entire Company 

3. Solo— Sympathy. Mr. Cobb 

4. Solo— In Dear Old Georgia. Mr. Peakes 

5. Mandolin Solo— Selected, Mr. Wheeldon 

6. End Song— St, Patrick's Day's a bad day 

for the Coons, Mr. Kennedy 

Part Two. 

7. End Song— Parody. Mr. Curtis 
9. Cornet Duo— Selected, Messrs Rodgers and Peakes 
9. Solo— Genevieve, Mr. Cutting 

10. End Song— Robinson Crusoe's Tale, Mr. Wholley 

11. Imperial City Quartette 

12. Final. Entire Company 

Senior officers acted as ushers. 


The Connecticut valley alumni association held 
their annual banquet at the Worthy hotel in Spring- 
field, on the evening of Feb. 14th. The guests of 
the evening were President-elect Kenyon L. Butter- 
field and Prof. George F. Mills. There were about 
40 members of the association present. The college 
orchestra furnished -music and student songs for the 
occasion. A business meeting followed the postpradial 
exercises, and the following officers were elected for 
the ensuing year : President, Walter I. Boynton, '92, 
of Springfield ; vice-presidents, John A. Barrl, 75, 

of Springfield, and C. M Hubbard, '92, of Sunder- 
land; treasurer, W. A. Brown, '91, of Springfield ; 
secretary, H. D. Hemenway of Hartford, Ct. 

William P. Birnie, 71, the president' of the asso- 
ciation, presided, and Introduced as the first speaker 
President-elect Butterfield, whose opening remarks 
were constautly interrupted by cheers and school jokes 
from the "old grads." He said that he had no pre- 
pared speech and no program of administration to 
announce. To his mind the greatest problem that 
faces the agricultural colleges of the present is the 
tendency to make the training more scientific than 
liberal. The agricultural college exists first of all for 
the men, and must continue to so exist. The facul- 
ties are sometimes inclined to forget that this should 
be the real aim of the institutions that they serve, and 
they must keep the fact always in mind. The funda- 
mental problem is to reach the men, and it is unwise 
to employ courses of such a special character that the 
man fails to be liberalized. Culture and scientific 
efficiency are compatible. The same should be 
applied to research work where there is a tendency 
among students to believe that they are pursuing 
science for its own sake alone. Every man in such a 
course should remember that the final use and results 
of his work there are after all to do with men. The 
truth that the student searches for does not exist for 
his sake, but for mankind. Another department that 
should be carefully regarded is that of "extension work. 
The modern agricultural college must not only reach 
the student, but extend a brotherly hand to the people 
of farm and town, and to all interested in country life. 
It must be.a source of knowledge and inspiration to 
even the dwellers in the city. Whatever we may 
think of other things, there must always remain this 
idea of service to man. 

Speaking of the late President Goodell, Mr. Butter- 
field said that he could not attempt to give a eulogy 
because he had not known the man personally. But 
he had heard from so many sources the expressed 
affection of Mr. Goodell 's old boys that he felt embar- 
rassed to followed him. He could think of no higher 
honor than to be placed in a position where he might 
possibly gain such love and esteem from such a body 
of men as the alumni of the school can show. He 
said that he hoped for the esteem if not the affection, 
and he extended a plea for support and sympathy In 

facing the problems and work In the coming years. 
It was his desire to feel the loyalty and sympathy of 
the alumni association there assembled. The founda- 
tion for a magnificent work has been laid at the Mas- 
sachusetts agricultural college. The men who have 
been at the helm have done the pioneer work, and 
now we can develop from the foundation they laid. 
At the threshhold of undreamed of development In 
agricultural colleges I hope to be in this forward work. 
Mr. Birnie next introduced Acting president W. P. 
Brooks, who said that the gathering would naturally 
expect to hear from him a report of the old Institution 
and Its work. There are now about 250 students 
enrolled, a greater number than ever before. The 
school Is also prosperous materially as well, although 
it has not been open to the large endowment fund that 
the other New England colleges have been recently 
receiving. Nevertheless, Major Oliver, the first 
military director, left In his will a request that his 
library and pictures should go to the school together 
with a sum of $5000, the income from which should 
be used for advance work in dairy methods. He said 
the school has also received several prizes, among 
those being one for Its advance work along the lines 
of forestry. The fact that the western alumni have 
established a sum to create a prize for that sophomore 
in each class who attains the highest rank in scholar- 
ship work and example shows that the old students 
bear a strong love for their alma mater- Neverthe- 
less the needs of the institution are great, and It is 
proposed to ask the Legislature for $168,000 this year. 
This sum is greater than we have ever before requested 
but I am convinced that we are In reality modest, he 
said. Many of the western states are yearly giving 
to their universities stipends which, raised at the same 
per capita rate here would amount to more In one year 
than Massachusetts has appropriated to its college 
during the entire 40 years of its existence. The 
small city of Springfield has appropriated more money 
for two high school buildings than the state has put 
into those at the agricultural college in 40 years. 
How will our buildings Impress students who have 
been fitted in the Springfield high school? That the 
agricultural college does draw students from the cities 
is shown by the fact that one-third of them are sons 
of business men, one-third the sons of farmers and 
one-fifth those of laborers. It Is because of this that 



we have a right to draw on the dollars of all classes in 
the state. 

Among the other speakers was Prof. James H. 
Webb, 73, of the law department of Yale university, 
who said that the college's greatest crop is cultured, 
intelligent and resourceful men. He was in favor of 
a broader cultural curriculum and emphasized the 
need of giving a more prominent place to Latin and 
the modern languages. William H. Bowker, '71, of 
Boston told of the task that the board of trustees had 
experienced in filling President Goodell's place. He 
stated it to be his belief that the right man had been 
at last found. Prof. S. Francis Howard, '94, gave 
an outline of the present athletic situation at the col- 
lege, and circulated blank pledges among the alumni 
for the purpose of obtaining subscriptions to support a 
football coach for next fall. J. F. 3arrett, '75, of 
New York was among the later speakers, and gave 
witty comments on all of the previous addresses. He 
said that nothing serious had ever been expected from 
him at such gatherings, and that he had never been 
known to be a disappointment to his listeners. Robert 
W. Lyman, '7 1 , register of deeds of Hampshire 
county, told several humorous stories and spoke of the 
condition of the school at present. Others who spoke 
were Herbert Myrlck, '82, L. C. Greenough of West- 
field and Charles E. Beach, '82, of West Hartford, 

Those present were : — 

F. A. Waugh, professor Massachusetts agricultural 
college, A. Courtney Washburn of Hartford, Charles 
A. Gleason of Springfield, J. C. Greenough of West- 
field, William P. Birnie, 71, of Springfield, William 
H. Bowker, 71, of Boston, George Leonard, 71, of 
Springfield, Robert W. Lyman, 71, of Northampton, 
Edw'n B. Smead, 71, of Hartford, Conn., Daniel P. 
Cole, 72, of Springfield, John B. Minor, 73, of 
New Britain, Conn., James H. Webb, '63, of New 
Haven, Conn., W. H. Barstow, 75, of Boston, Wil- 
liam Strain, 74, of Mount Carmel, Conn., J. F. 
Barrett, 75,of Newport, John A. Barry, 75, of Spring- 
field, William P. Brooks, 75, of Amherst, G. A. 
Parker, 76, of Hartford, Conn., Charles H. South- 
worth, 77, of Springfield, H. F. Hubbard, 78, of 
Providence, R. I., George P. Smith, 79, of Sunder- 
land, William H. Gee, '80, Charles E. Beach, '82, 
of West Hartford, Conn., Herbert Myrlck, '82, of 

Springfield, Prof. James B. Paige, '82, of Amherst, 
James S. Williams, '82, of Glastonbury, Conn., 
Walter J. Boynton, '91, Walter I. Boynton, 92, of 
Springfield, Cyrus M. Hubbard, '92, of Sunderland, 
Richard P. Lyman, '92, of Hartford, Conn., Charles 
A. Goodrich, '93, of Hartford, Conn., Prof. S. Fran- 
cis Howard, '94, of Amherst, Erastus J. Starr, '94, 
of Spencer, H. D. Hemenway, '95, of Hartford, 
Conn., J. Alden Davis, '96, of Springfield, Dr. E. 
W. Capen, '96, of Monson, Prof. A. S. Kenney, 
'96, of Mount Holyoke, George C. Hubbard, '99, of 
Sunderland. The members of the orchestra were : 
William Colbourn Tannatt, '06, drum ; Frank Henry 
Kennedy, '06, piano ; Stanley Sawyer Rogers, '06, 
cornet ; William Everett Adams, '09, violin ; Harold 

Parsons Crosby, '90, violin. 



A meeting of the M. A. C. club of Washington, 
D. C. was held at the Shoreham Hotel an the even- 
ing of Feb. 9. Three new names were placed on the 
roll of active membership and W. H. Beal, a gradu- 
ate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, who was 
employed in the Hatch Station in the early nineties, 
was unanimously elected an honorary member of the 
club. The new active members are F . F. Henshaw. 
'04, P. F. Staples, '94, and F. A. Bartlett, '05. 
The following officers were elected for the ensuing 
year: President, A. W. Morrill, '00; first vice- 
president, W. E. Hinds, '99 ; second vice-president, 
W. A. Hooker, '99 ; secretary and treasurer, F. D. 
Couden, '04; choragus, P. F. Staples, '04. 

The business session was preceeded by a smoker 
and a series of "smoke-talks" from the members 
present, the retiring president, C. B.Lane, '95, acting 
as master of ceremonies. In his introductory 
remarks, Mr. Lane referred to the recent loss sus- 
tained by the college and its alumni in the death of 
their beloved president and then spoke briefly concern- 
ing the value of the courses offered at M. A. C, 
and of the tendency and necessity for broadening 
those courses. He closed by proposing the health 
and success of the new president. 

Dr. E. W. Allen, '85., made the principle address 
of the evening. In referring to President Goodell, 
Dr. Allen said, " we cannot do too much to honor 
men like him who was a personal friend to eac' 


one of us He stood by us during the darkest days 
of the college; and to him, more than to any 

whaV IT T' bei ° ngS thC Credif for ™*ing « 
what , has become Modest ^ « 

shrank from publicity, yet he did not hesitate fn the 
performance of the peculiar duties devolving from his 

uTad:d\rr r0UghhiSeff0rtS ' S ° meti - S a '™ 
unaided the General Court has time and again 

passed legislation favorable to the College." D 

Allen also spoke of President Butterfield as a youn* 

man unusually well qualified for the position he ha! 

been ca.led to fill, and one who is likely to bring with 

h.m new ideas which will be to the advantage of the 

ce° rnT; th HC the " g3Ve S ° me imerest,n e data 'on- 
line* I h 'T? ° f edUC3ti ° n a,0n * a * ricul ^al 
lines, both east and west, and spoke of some of the 

openings for men who have been trained in agriculture 
e errlngparticular.y to the growing need J agricul .' 
tural engineers. 5 

Travels, college reminiscences, and personal ad ven- 

r;h w o er f £ th :T o{ the severai informai *P ea '- 

rs who followed Dr. Allen, and it was not until a ,| 
he members present had been heard from, that the 

th.rd reunion of the Washington alumni was over 
Active membership in the club Is open to all former 
udensof M.A.C. Those residing in the vicinity 

secreTaTy ' ""^ COmmunicate **> the 

0>He£t JYot*$. 

-Mr. Canavan has been confined to his house with 
a severe cold. 

-Brown, '08 has been confined to his room on 
account of ill health. 

-Miss Bartholomew, '09, entertained her sister 
during the past week. j 

- p ^«sor Waugh gave a very interesting talk to 
tne Amherst Grange last week. 

-During the past two weeks the college orchestra 
has Played at the Worthy hotel and in the town h*ll 
in Amherst. 

-R W Wellington and L. H. Mosely have 
bven elected to serve as a committee to select the 
seii .or class cup. 

set^ P H°l F ', t A ' r^ Wl " Sf>eak 8t the Massach "" 
setts Horticultural society meeting to be held In 

Worcester this week. 

—The Musical association will give an invitation 
mus ic 1 ne evenjng Qf Apr|] )3 The J* * o 

dent body will receive invitations at some future day 
-James F. Wood of North Dana, who for the 
past two years has taught practical bee culture to the 
members of the Short course, died at his home 

- F,ft «n seniors are taking law under Judge 
*-Tm N r hampt0n - W** Lyman recently took 

°; : ghthe court house and ****** 

the method by which it is carried on. 
mar^V,;^" 5 * L ' tt,et0n has been e'"ted 

in 111 , m hM b6en e,CCted t0 SerVe « odltor- 
manager M " Br ° WnC ° f Ma ' den ' ass,stant 

♦h T A ? re ° ent meeUn * the allege senate voted that 

our. r rtH me r daSS mUSt h ° ,d ,he ' r dass banQ .^ 
during the f.rst two weeks ,n May and that they 

appropriate the money for the junior Cass banquet 
before the Easter vacation. 

-The officers of the Y. M. C. A. for the coming 
year are as follows : President, Charles H. White of 
Providence, R. |. . vice-president, Allan D. Farrar 
Amherst; secretary and treasurer, John T. Caru- 
thers Columbia, Tenn., and corresponding secretary, 
Ralph J. Watts of Littleton. 

-The following men have been elected to the 
Signal board : Joseph O. Chapman, '07, of East 
Brewster; Allan D. Farrar, '08, of Amherst; Dan- 
forth B. Miller, '08, of Worcester; Orwell B. 
Briggs 09, of Great Barrlngton, and George T. 
Richardson, '09, of Middleboro. 

—The sophomore class elected the following 
officers for the present semester : President T S 
Warner; vice-president, S.J. Wright; secretary and 
treasurer, M. M. Browne; historian, A. D. Farrar 
sargent-at-arms, P. M. Eastman ; class captain s' 
A. Shattuck; baseball captain, G. R. Gobb- base- 
ball manager, H. M. Jennlson. 

—The freshman class have elected the following 
officers for the present semester : President, G. R. 





Fulton; vice-president, R. Potter; secretary, C. H. 
White ; treasurer, R. D. Lull ; sargent-at-arms, H. 
P.Crosby; historian, D. J. Caffrey ; class captain, 
S. G. Willis; baseball captain, A. W. Hubbard; 
baseball manager, C. R. Webb. 


1908,25; 1909, 10. 

The annual sophomore-freshmen game in basket- 
ball occurred in the Drill hall on last Friday evening 
and resulted in a victory for 1908,25—10. From 
the start the game was replete with sensational shots 
and passes being therefore an intensely Interesting 
game. The class of 1908 excelled In passing and 
shooting notwithstanding the stubborn guarding of the 
1909 quintet. Gillett and Cobb excelled for 1908 
and Burke and White took the honors for the 

Line up and score : 

1908. 1909- 

Cobb. 1. f., r - t- Willis 

Whitmarsh, Coleman, r. f.. 1- g-. White 

Gillett. c. c - Neil 

Bates, Shattuck. r. b.. I. U Noyes. Cox 

Regan. 1. g.. r - { - Burke 

Score— 1908. 25; 1909. 10. Goals from floor— Gillett. 
4 ; Whitmarsh. 2 ; Cobb. 2 , Bates, 1 ; Burke. 2 ; Noyes, 
I j Neil 1. Goals from fouls— Gillett. 7; Burke. 5. 
Fouls— 1908. 9; 1909,6. Referee— A. T. Hastings, 1906. 
Scorer— E. D. Philbrick. 1908. Timers— F. H. Kennedy, 
1906, and M. H. Clark. 1907. 


With the approach of spring many signs of life 
appear. The turbulent brook rushes by us on Its way 
to the long river, proclaiming freedom to all the clods 
of grass which at present He sleeping, clothed in the 
last 5.e* worn snow banks. Soon the buds will send 
forth their tender shoots and all nature will enjoy a 
rennalssance. With the awaking of nature comes 
also the Autocrat who for several months has hiber 
nated In his dusty garret room— cheered only by the 
solitary mouse that is wont to run hither and yon 
among the papers of his desk in search of some unfin- 
ished manuscript that will bring before the students of 
Old Massachusetts ideas that can not be set forth 
except in an anonymous way. From time to time 
the Autocrat will send these gnawed papers to the 
editor which he may publish when copy is short. 

In passing through one of the passageways of South 
College, a passageway lighted by windows which have 
been prepared with a coating of whitewash, the Auto- 
crat notices a copious display of class numerals upon 
the windows. Judging from appearances, the class 
of '09 must be well up In the estimation of the col- 
lege, for is she not represented at least twenty times 
upon the covered glass? Surely such a display can- 
not but represent the great worth and dignity of the 
class. True, the greater number of the numerals 
have been changed by over-markings into 1908's, but 
that does not detract from the original importance of 
the display. Besides such a secondary representa- 
tion, 1908 shows a display of four numerals which 
are evidently first hand, as some of them have been 
very carefully changed into 1909s. 1907 is not rep- 
resented upon the screen, probably because '09 was 
so Interested in the display of her own numerals that 
she forgot her patron. Not so with 1906. Evidently 
some enthusiastic '08 man has also done honor to 
'06, for her numerals appear four times upon the 
glass. Besides these displays, we are much amused 
to learn that '08 was "on the blink" until '09 super- 
ceded her. So the displays run, a collection of which 
the various classes ought to be proud, especially in 
regard to location. 

A similar display of numerals appeared last year on 
the partitions of a certain passage-way in North Col- 
lege, only then 1908 was the prominent class, with 
1907 as a close second. The epitaphs which also 
abounded were remarkably concise and expressive. 
But such a state of affairs soon appealed to the better 
judgment of certain '08 men as unworthy the dignity 
of a college man, and two worthy members of the 
class, armed with scrub brushes and plenty of good 
soapy water, undid in half an hour the accumulation 
of weeks of petty arrogance and misdirected loyalty. 
The work which 1908 was largely responsible for was 
undone, and everybody felt that a long stride had 
been taken toward decency and the proper respect of 
college property. 

Why is it that when a freshmen comes to college, 
his one ambition seems to be to plaster his class 
numerals over everything he can get at, and later, 
when he joins a fraternity, he must display his frater- 
nity letters with the same degree of reckless regard of 

Propriety ? Of course he is proud of his class and his 
fraternity but should he announce the fact with the 
b are o the trumpet ? The man who is truly proud 
of his class and fraternity, whose class and fraternity 
are truly proud of him, Is the man who goes about 
minding h,s own business in a quiet way, but who is 
always to be depended upon to do his duty well in his 
several college connections. Any one can write a few 
figures or letters upon the walks, but that isn't a test of 
strength and worth. Moreover, It often proves humil- 
iating in the end. Is i, any credit to a class to have 
ts numerals made over into those of another class? 

LC LZrT* a litUe diSCreti ° n and res,raint 'n the 
exh bi ion of our enthusiasm for the various college 

Institutions which honor us with their support and 
may we be truly worthy of the pride and trust ' they 
place in us. J 

And now, if, as we suppose, 1909 has the true 
Mass chusetts spirit, she will see that the display of 
figures which she is largely responsible for is covered 
with a new coat of whitewash, and if she fails in her 
duty, we will quietly leave the matter to 1908 The 
Autocrat does not like to be looking for trouble".// the 
"me but there are some questions of self respect, 
and of other people's property which we are fully able 
o cope with ourselves, without the interference of 
those above us. There are some questions of self- 
government which we can and ought to handle our- 
selves. Self-respect is the first step toward good 

i^ e o r n an l 8 °u ernment ' and,heS00ner we '"""hat 
Iround us ** ' * * ** " " "» - «"~ 



Sit*™? ° n th<! C °" ege appr °P riation bill providing 
$168,000 for new buildings was given by the legisla 
«ve com mm ee on agriculture ,n the town hall at 
Amherst last Friday morning. The hearing was 
largely attended and was a lively affair ft was 
opened in the district court room, but this soon proved 
oo small for the Increasing crowd and after a short 
time adjournment was made to the town hall 

Chairman Frank Gerrett of Greenfeld presided, and 
the other members of the committee present were 
Sena tor phoney of Chicopee and Representatives 
Bailey of Northampton, Prouty of Worcester, Ben- 

nett of Saugus, Sherman of Marshfield, Thompson 
of Halifax, Granger of Agawami Wooldred q{ 
Lunenburg, Coffin of West Newbury, McNemey of 
Becket and Prescott of Concord. 
The trustees present were J. H. Demond of North- 

of the state board of agriculture , N. T. Bowditch of 
South Framingham and Charles A. Gleason of 

Charles A. Gleason of Springfield, chairman of the 
board of trustees of the college, in opening for the 
petit oners, said that he was unable to be present a t 
Boston to hear the petitioner's case as it went in 
He showed that it was poor business policy to raise 
^pensive crops and then waste them after they are 
grown. The college has on its hands a farm of 250 
acres and the state wants the farm conducted in a 
profitable and business-like way. The farm should 
be made to pay if possible. If ,he sale of the crops 
was restricted, the college should have to appeal to 
the trustees for more funds. 

In opening the opposition, Lawyer William J R e ||- 
ley of Amherst asked Mr. Gleason if the farm paid a 
profit in J904. Mr. Gleason answered, "No" If 
the farm were discontinued or run on a smaller scale 
would the trustees have to go to the state? The 
answer was, "Yes." Lawyer Reilley said the trus- 
tees had promised at the trustees' meeting held last 
year that the college would not in the future compete 
in the local markets. This fact was denied by the 
trustees present. Several farmers spoke against the 
competition, showing how the Massachusetts agricul- 
tural college was injurious to their respective interests 
The farmers speaking in opposition were as follows • 
A. j. Randall of Hadley, John W. Clark of North 
Hadley, F. M. Johnson of Amherst, William Walsh 
of North Hadley, F. C. Kidder of Sunderland, Oscar 
L. Clark of South Amherst, A. E. Ray of the 
Amherst creamery, Henry C. West, L. W. West and 
Henry E. Smith of Hadley, G. H. Sinclair, florist, of 
Easthampton, Emerson Smith of Smiths Ferry Fred 
Lawrence of Hockanum, market gardener, M. B 
Kingman. Mr. Kingman closed the case for the 
opponents of the bill, saying that all they were asking 
for was fair play. He showed that there was nothing 
left for the farmers to do but to leave the trustees and 
go to the legislative committee for relief. Lawyer 





Reilley, when the opposition closed, had ail the farm- 
ers present who believed that the competition should 
stop stand up. A third or more of the audience 
stood up, probably about 100 farmers. 

The closing speakers for the petitioners then came 
on. J. Lewis Ellsworth showed that the college was 
a benefit to the town of Amherst, and he hoped that 
something might be done so that the difficulty would 
be settled for good. Acting President W. P. Brooks 
said he was heartily in favor of aiding the interests 
both of the farmers, of the state and of the college. 
He deprecated the opposition. He would admit there 
were isolated cases when the college had seemed to 
interfere with the business of individuals. He said 
he had received letters from all the New England 
state institutions, the middle states and many other of 
the state institutions, and the conditions were the 
same as in Amherst. He showed that produce raised 
by the college was generally sold at a higher price 
than the farmers sold it. Professor Waugh said that 
the whole case had not been heard and that the 
greater part of the citizens of Amherst were in favor 
of the college. 


The dairy is now situated in South College in that 
part of the basement between the Agricultural Lab- 
oratory and the portion pertaining to the dormitory. 
A brick wall has been put up in place of the wooden 
one which formerly separated the old boiler-room 
from the dormitory basement, thus rendering secure 
the contents of the creamery. 

Entrance Is gained from the rear of South College 
in the corner formed by the two wings and facing the 
tennis courts. One enters directly into the large 
separat'ng-room, which is at this time of year well- 
filled w tii separators for the use of the Short Course 
men. DeLaval and Simplex (a parody with such a 
name) , stand side by side with types of Sharpies and 
United States machines. Here the student has 
opportunity to thoroughly test the respective merits of 
the different types. The wails of the dairy are spot- 
lessly white, and the floor of Portland cement, sloping 
towards a large drain in the middle of the room, 
affords no chance for dirt to collect. On the right 
two passage-ways lead, respectively, to the butter- 
making room, situated directly under the tower, and 

to the milk-testing room adjoining the dormitory. 
Ample light is afforded by the small basement win- 
dows and the whitewashed walls, also, aid materially 
to this end. 

The machinery used is thoroughly up-to-date and 
modern in every respect. Motive power is furnished 
by a small dynamo which is supplied by electricity from 
the power station. Several new machines have been 
added which were not found in the old dairy. Among 
these is a large can-washer, operated by belt and 
shafting, in which the can is placed and, by the aid 
of powerful brushes working in steaming suds water, 
every seam and corner is thoroughly scoured. It is 
then rinsed and finally subjected to live steam for a 
few moments which completes the sterilization. In 
this way all bacteria are carefully looked after. 

The milk when received is first poured into a large 
vat of about 150 gallons capacity. Here a suction- 
pump conveys it to a milk heater, directly above the 
vat, where it attains a temperature of ninety degrees. 
It then flows along a delivery pipe to the various 
separators. The cream is set aside for butter-making 
while the skim milk is emptied Into another vat from 
whence a small pump conveys it to the supply tank 
of the aerator. Aeration completes the preparation 
of the milk and it is returned to the cans for delivery. 

The butter-room contains two cream-vats, a pas- 
teurizer, two barrel power churns, and a Mason table 
butter-worker. A sink is provided for the cleansing 
of utensils. 

As one enters the milk-testing room, in an alcove 
at one side, are the lockers of the dairy students. 
Two steam Babcock testers and one hand machine 
comprise the testing apparatus. A sink is also pro- 
vided here as in the butter-making room. 

After looking over the dairy one has to acknowledge 
that the agricultural department has completed cred- 
itably its task, caused by the destruction of the barn. 
For, certainly, the construction of such a dairy in the 
limited time, and with the limited accommodations 
and money at disposal was no mean undertaking. 

V., '08. 

Harvard is expecting to do great things in athletics. 
She will soon have more men in training for her sev- 
eral athletics teams than any other university In this 

Dfpar-tmfrvf /Sloths. 

It is with a deep sense of regret that we learn of 
he loss which the college is to sustain after this yea 
because of Dr. Lull's recent call to Yale. Yet this 
eehng of regret is somewhat alleviated by the fact 
that he is about to enter a larger field of work having 
more ,o do with and a chance to build up the depart 
ment. The position to which he has been called is 
the assistant professorship of Paleontology ,„ Yale 
university and curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology in 
the Peabody museum. This museum was formerly 
one of the best In the country but owing to lack of 
development it has been outstripped by several others 
There is a large fund which has just become available 
for the purpose of makJng addmons tQ the museum 

and for making expeditions into Egypt, South America 
and other countries to secures specimens. This 
museum is largely the work of Professor Marsh who 
d..d ,n ,898 his place having only been partly £ 
snce. Dr. Lull will have charge of al, the under 

ES T , and wil1 have a «"* °pp° rt -'ty to 

build up the department. The students of old Mas- 
sachusetts give him their hearty congratulations and 

will be a hard one to fill in the hearts of his pupils 
where there will always exist the highest esteem and 
respect, and the warmest friendship for him 

The January bulletin, number 108, contains 52 
pages of very valuable matter for feeders who pretend 
to be up-to-date. It contains besides the analysis of 
nearly 400 samples officially collected, many practical 
pomters concerning the feeding of stock and the rela- 
ys of different feeds. A committee of the officials 
IH S J a ,J° n rCCently atte »ded a convention held 
for fC t0 f ' X tHe tradC Va ' UeS ° f ferti " ze " 

At the seminar held last Friday a stereopticon lec- 
ture was given illustrating methods and effects of 
Improvement pruning of fruit trees. These slides will 
be used at several lectures to be given by Professor 
Waugh to be held In the near future in Brookfleld 
Worcester and Amherst. 

81— J. L. Hills visited college for a short time 
recently, after attending a meeting of the New Eng- 
land experiment station workers In Springfield. 

'83.-H. J. Wheeler, director of the Rhode Island 
experiment station visited Amherst recently. 

'^--Cheering news has been received from Prof 
R. E. Smith, of the University of California. The 

Extensive research work is h,m„ a " '"'• Inmate evidently agrees with him, for It Is reported 

cscircn worn is being done at the east that he now tips the seal* at o-\a i o _, 

periment station on Bacteria of the So.i — — «! P at 239 ' 2 P° unds - 

experiment station on Bacteria of the Soil, especially 
as related to greenhouse conditions. This, it is hardiv 

andT^n ^' ^^ 351 ^^^ 0r, * inaI ^; T SOmC t,me beforeth — 'tswlllbe 

Experimental work has been done also on banding 
materials used on shade and other trees, to protect 
them from Gypsy Moth. Many of these bands have 

95.— H. L. Frost has just returned from 
weeks trip to Montana, where he was the guest of R 
A ; Cooley, '95, at Bozeman, who Is Professor of 
Biology at the Montana Agricultural college. 

'96.-Frank L. Clapp passed the Municipal Ser- 
vice examination for assistant engineer on the board 
of Water Supply of New York city. Out of a large 
number, he was one of the few who were successful 

seriously Injured the trees. Asa result of this work, T i "'T ™ * *" ,ew Wh ° Were succe *^- 
many f the bands wil. be taken off the marke raSo^Z £ K " ' mmenSC V °' Ume °' Wa,er 

(500,000,000 gallons) across the Hudson river into 

An exh bit of the methods of filling cavities and 
decayed places in trees Is being prepared. Different 
kmds of cement are used, some of the best of which 

New York city. It will be accomplished by making a 
very deep tunnel about nine miles long. The work 
on th.s has just started. Mr. Clapp's present address 

are elastic to prevent crackin* T Z 7 °" th ' S haS jUSt S,arted ' 

new profession which is growing st eadlly in^l '* ' '* ?" HambUrg ' N ' Y " He and hls *" fe *'» be I 

g ng steadily in importance, | Amherst during the coming commencement 



'97. — G. A. Drew Is on a two month's trip to 
England and the continent. 

'01. — At a recent meeting of the New England 
Tobacco growers, Thaddeus Graves, Jr. was chosen 
president for the ensuing year. 

'01. — D. B. Tashjian has accepted the position of 
gardener on the estate of C. G. Rice of Ipswich, N. 
H., of which F. A. Smith, '93, is superintendent. 

'01. — A. C. Wilson is acting in the capacity of 
chief engineer in the further construction and opera- 
tion of the Minnesota Hemp Company's plant at 
Northfield, Minn. 

'02. — Due to a misunderstanding, it was stated in 
the last issue that A. L. Dacy had removed from 
Boston to Ipswich but he has been employed for two 
years at the latter place, although his home is in 

'05. — Tom Hunt and Ingham, who have been 
working on pear blight in Northern California are to 
go the southern part about April 1 , to inspect for the 
sugar beet. They write that they enjoyed a game of 
baseball the first of January, and shut down the 
opposing team 6-0. Tom only allowed one hit, which 
goes to show that his pitching is as good as ever. 

'05. — A. N. Swain, foreman for H. L. Frost & 
Co., Boston, spent some time in Amherst recently, 
attending the Junior Prom. 

'05. — Fourteen members of the class dined at the 
the Quincy, Boston, Saturday evening March 3. 
This is the fourth gathering of the class held since 
June and it was a marked success. Those present 
were : H. L. Barnes, B. Tupper, C. L. Whitaker, 
P. F. Wiliams, W. A. Munson, C. W. Lewis, A. 
N. Swain, F. L. Yeaw, H. D. Crosby, W.B. Hatch, 
R. P. Gay, G. W. Patch, G. N. Willis, G. H. 
Allen and J. C. Richardson, ex- '05. 

Ex- '07. — John F. Whitney of Dana is at present 
employed by the Elevated Road in Boston. 


Yale and Harvard are tied for the lead in the 
hockey championship with two games won. Colum- 
bia is third. Princeton is fourth and Brown last. 
Yale has beaten Princeton and meets Harvard Feb- 
urary 17. All the games are on St. Nicholas rink 
of New York. — Ex. 

Reserve has a search-light for its gymnasium. 

New York university has an attendance this year 
of 3,042. 

Dartmouth has this year an enrollment of 998 

Purdue is soon to have a new civil engineering 
building costing about $4,000. 

A dancing department is to be added to the course 
of instructions at the University of Chicago. 

Harvard university has at present property worth 
$18,000,000, an increase over last year of 

At the University of Maine, the members of the 
football squad must he indoors by ten o'clock or 
lose their suits. 

The seniors at Mass. Institute of Technology will 
not use cap and gowns, this year during the com- 
mencement exercises. 

Iowa state college is considering the proposition of 
making admission to all athletic events free and tax- 
ing the students for the maintenance of athletics. 

Lehigh university has started to raise a fund of 
$50,000 of which $13,000 is now in hand to provide 
free medical aid and surgical attendance for its 

The late President Harper of 
entered college at the age of 
fourteen. He took a subject 
graduation thesis. — Ex. 

The University of Heidelburg has recently secured 
a new building for Its library of more than 700,000 
volumes. About twenty miles of shelf space is 
required to hold the books. 

The University of Washington decided not to buy 
sweaters this year for their athletes and as a result, 
the students have taken up the case and are trying to 
raise the necessary funds to buy the 'varsity "W's. " 

Ohio Wesleyan dedicated its new $75,000 gymna- 
sium on Washington's birthday. A banquet of 1000 
plates was served in the afternoon, and In the even- 
ing a band concert and promenade was held at seven 
o'clock, followed by military and athletic drills and a 
basketball game. 

Chicago university 

ten, graduating at 

in Hebrew for his 

"°rk for Harvard throughout the South autrm.ntm! 
h« pr«„ge and b,l„ glng sludems t0 ^"n * 

James Speyer of New YnrV u~ 
«***, $50,000 to Jdlw a tLT" f° IUmbU 


Members of the senate of the University of Chi 

Another and strenuous effort is la k- 

popularize boating at Yale a „T I . made ,0 
K e ' and mak e t more in »h» 

nature of a recreative sport. There is to b, a 
rate coach for scrub crews yT , S ' P *' 

everv kinH a « ♦ u ,e or &anizations of 

every kind are to be urged to form such crews (h. 

* ^iti,^ 

oarsmen. scrub 

A suggestion comes from the Brown <=l„h „r .1. 
Connect, Valley tha, a federation oMoca, c0 , « 
olubs be effected throughout the count,, T„° m 
portance of banding together men of college lra,nl 
an thus creating a powerful Influence 'n' 
ate, and local poUHcs as well as ,n clv,c and „ c i 
"'• 's the purpose of the federation suggested ThJ 
P an has the support of President Faunc B^ 
and many promlnenf alumni of Brown. 

Every teacher on the facultv of Art.: a „H c • 
at Ham,^ * -i-uny 01 Arts and Sciences 

at Harvard, from professors to instructors, „m feH 

year. The apportionment of the new fund contem- 




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Come to me for your 

Custom-made Boots and Shoes, 

Repairing * ipecialty. 


Opposite Town Hall. 

The " Early Bird," etc. 

want, the best p„ 8 m n L", n ." n L t ?°. •»"* 'or Ih.--.'™!!? 

poeltlon to step lnt« Tl mm •|fr»:i* tc ;.* n<1 J" " 
r organization cover. ' u^whSu'J '"! r Coro 

can have a good poeltlon to Vt.n i'«7«*. , "'" erre ". *tc, and von 

wTplaTe*™ • ? n?or ««"«t■o t n^ov^. , t , h?w J h„t e,r »»««2 
we place men In every high grade line ofVork countr y *»<« 



HI Broadway. New York city. ' 

Officea in other cities. 



plates pensions, but as only ten of the one hundred 
and fifty on the faculty are over sixty years the share 
allotted for this purpose will be small for many years. 
The Cosmopolltian character of all sorts of organi- 
zations in the United Siates is constantly being 
brought to light. Of the eleven men who com- 
prized the Association football team of one of the 
great colleges during the season just closed, only one 
was an American. There were two Dutchmen, real 
Dutchmen from Holland, one Englishman, one 
Scothman a Boer from South Africa, a Filipino, a 
Bulgarian, a Peruvian, and two players from 
Argentine. — Ex. 

The Hamilton club of Chicago offers prizes of 
$ 1 00 and $50 for the best oration dealing with the 
life and times of Alexander Hamilton. The contest 
is open to nine colleges and universities, Michigan, 
Wisconsin, Northwestern, Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, 
Iowa, Minnesota and Knox. This is the third suc- 
cessive year that the prizes have been offered and 
the interest runs high. The contest will be decided 
January 11. Each of the universities is busily 
engaged in selecting Its representatives. — Ex. 

Representatives of the "Big Nine" college athle- 
tic conference, at the annual meeting, entered a pro- 
test against the high prices of admission charged for 
intercollegiate football games, and passed a resolu- 
tion declaring that the maximum admission to these 
contests should be not more than 50 cents, as higher 
prices work hardships on students and unduly magni- 
fying the athletic side of college life. The big nine 
are Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Chicago, North- 
western, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. 

When Mme. Sarah Bernhardt returns to France 
she will express her appreciation of courtesies extended 
to her by :-t-<ients of American colleges by obtaining 
for them several scholarships in French schools. 
The exact form of the endowment has not been 
announced, but one of Mme. Bernhardt 's representa- 
tives said the fund would be substantial. It is likely 
that permanent scholarships will be established in one 
or two of the highest institutions of learning in Paris. 
It is also probable that several scholarships of the 
Dramatic school to be Instituted In connection with 
the theatre by Mme. Bernhardt in Paris will be placed 
at the disposal of American men and women. 


February Sale ! 
Immense Reductions ! 

Clearing for Spring Goods. Prices reduced from 
25 to 50 per cent. 









All 15c. brands of Cigarettes 
2 for 25c. at 


High Grade Work. 
A Specialty of College Classes. 





■^■sbsj - d, "- ,, ^ to -^"«™^ ««. T„„ SlONAt w(11 be 

' , '~ Mn ,h9,r «*' "BUhrl, are requeued to 

B0A *D OF EDITORS ~~ ■ — 


T- M. C. A. 

F«*-B«JI Association, 
College Senate. 

Readlng-Room Association, 

M. H. Clark. Jr., Manager. 
R- W. Peakes. Pres. 
J- N. Summers, Sec. 

Basket-ball Association, H. 

PW- S. F. Howard. Sec. 
r. A. Cutter, Manager. 
K. E. Glllett, Manager. 
A. T. Hastings, Pres. 

of £ T' * "'" ed "° rlal bMrd h " ">ken charee 
of the pub„ca,lon „f «„. CoLLE0E Sl0 h «« 

be expected, however, tha, ,her, will be any d as Uc 
=ha„ ge ofpollc, or , ha, the presen, ed „ ors ~ 
ate far from the paths of their predecessors ThL 
experience of ,he pas. clearly indices 1, 
attempt to puhhsh a ll.erary JJ^TZ^Z 
"college """We' Is folly. Therefore during T 
coming year ,„ e SkJ n.l will be Issued with the strict 
purpose o, presenting an account o, contemporan £ 

A constant endeavor will be made to Increase the 
concern o, the latter In their Alma Mater and "s w, 

w uldToth .- , S ' 0N4L ' n,heir «»™°"- 

to me memh°e , P T *° here r « COrd ° ur *** 
i; T"*" * *« '««ng board, especially 
Messrs. Hastings and Peakes, for their timely sue 
gestlons and assistance. w„ h thts brief ■ ■ ™ZZ " 
we place this first Issue before you 

ever stop this cmidm o PS : h ' Ch *° Uld to " 
found a portion of «, """*"' pa « e «"" "» 

one c„ qu . ,s runn* m ££. ZZ^T " 
•0 blame bu, the students «£££*£, £ 

charged w„b some ETJVZ'ZEZ 

Presents,^ Board LfrU't nil, I^ 
moral support of the undergraduates and for , h * 
reason we have instituted these striking reforms. ,, 





the student-body shows an appreciation of this desire 
by a greater interest in the paper we shall feel that 
our labors have been amply repaid. 

Elsewhere In this issue will be noted an appeal for 
help from the alumni editor. We believe that in the 
past he has not received the support which he 
deserves. It is true that if he should chase all over 
Amherst perhaps one or two additional alumni notes 
could be secured but the editorial board of the Signal 
has the same amount of work to do as the other stu- 
dents and therefore cannot be expected to ferret out 
news as would a reporter for a Hearst newspaper. 
We suggest that the different members of the alumni 
send in, not only items of interest about themselves, 
but also those concerning other giaduates with whom 
they come in contact. We would also suggest that 
when any student or member of the faculty hears 
from an alumnus he should communicate with the 
alumni editor. Certainly all the alumni notes that 
can be gathered will be published by the Signal. 

The present condition of athletics In this college is 
extremely critical. It is now a year since the athletic 
association first became financially Involved. Unless 
the student- body comes to its rescue and pays the 
tax, which was levied without a dissenting voice just 
before the vacation, we may state without hesitation 
that the fate of athletics during the next few years is 
sealed. It is useless to criticise past managements 
or lament over things that might have been and, 
whatever extravagant blunders or foolish mistakes 
have been made during the last year, just one more 
opportunity is presented to rectify them. We regret 
that it is manifestly necessary for the baseball people 
to levy a larger tax than usual to cover their expenses. 
The off ft Is certain to be disheartening and will 
dampen ;ne enthusiasm with which the advent of the 
baseball season Is heralded. The heavy taxation 
under which the student-body labors is both ridiculous 
and deplorable and while we would not be so categor- 
ical as to say that a reduction in the existing taxes is 
necessary, we feel that, at this institution where an 
attempt is made to cut expenses to the minimum, 
the student organizations are claiming too much 
financial assistance. This statement is open to criti- 
cism for we often find that those who are least able 

to pay their taxes are the first to deposit the same 
while those who object or attempt by subterfuge to 
escape payment altogether are usually in the best 
position to get along without the money. Be that as 
it may, the undergraduates are greatly overtaxed and 
all of the student managers should by strictest econ- 
omy and elimination of all "graft" reduce the 
expenses of their organizations to the lowest possible 
figure. In the present instance this argument does 
not avail. Mr. Cutter has by careful computation 
found what tax Is absolutely necessary to carry through 
his season successfully and he cannot do this unless 
every man in college pays that tax. You know the 
debt which he must pay, you know what happened 
last year because the baseball manager was not prop- 
erly supported and the person, be he senior or fresrh 
man, junior or sophomore, who does not pay this 
tax is deserving of the maledictions of his fellow stu- 
dents. Make one grand effort and place the athletic 
association In a position where, free from debt, it can 
produce teams which will by their victories bring 
undying fame and glory to Mass'chustts. 

Athletic JUo-tts- 


Holy Cross 16; M. A. C. 4. 

Holy Cross won from our team in the first game 
of the season last Saturday afternoon at Worcester, 
16 to 4. Massachusetts scored two runs each in the 
first and second innings after which O 'Drain held 
them down to two hits. In the first inning Tirrell 
landed the ball for 3 bases bringing in O'Donnell and 
Clark. The last two runs were scored by Hubbard 
and O 'Grady. During the first inning the Worcester 
people landed Hubbard's delivery for five runs, being 
assisted by errors at critical points. 

After the first inning Hubbard pitched excellent 
ball until the sixth when Kennedy replaced him. 
During the next two innings Holy Cross scored eleven 
runs. Cobb was then put in and pitched the rest of 
the game well. Fraser a new pitcher for Holy Cross 
tried out finely, striking out five men in two innings. 
Except during the sixth and seventh our team played 
a good game and several new men, notably French 
and O'Donnell showed up well. At the bat, several 


opportunities were lost where, with men on bases hits 
mght have resulted In runs. Although defea e "e 
team gives promise of becoming a winning one when 
during the next few really strikes its ga, ' 
I he score : 5 

I aj 

M. A. c. 

O'Grady, r. 
O'Donnell, s, 
Clark, m, 
Cobb, 3, p, 
Tirrell, I 
Shattuck, I, 
French, c, 
Chase. 2, 
Hubbard, p, 
Kennedy, p, 3, 



Cahlll, m, 
Barry, s, 
Hoey, 1, 
Flynn. 1, 
Carripuj, c, 
Ennls. 3, 
Reldy, r, 
Cashen. 2, 
O'Draln, p, 
Fraser, p, 

Holy Cross, 5 n r, « M 6 27 II 2 

V C - 2 ° °0 I °n °-'0 

Runs. Cahi'l 2, Barrv 3 H«-„ m „ ° ° °~ + 

clmr'*?; Dr l in ' 0^4 O r Donn2n Ti™^" \ Bm * 3 ' *»ty. 
T^ S,0 ?,fe 

blrdV- F >. n ^'tfeAX ofer??, i'K *<"" dy 
bard. Kennedv.Carrigan 3.Cashen 2 riiiTT-. o '' CU S ka 3 - c h*»e 3, Hut 
on bases. Holy Crosl 8. Mac o c. 3, ? a ^' Enni s.O'Drain, F'ynn 
O'Donnell 2, Clark, French O'PrJt' r*^ <!*• Tlrrel1 ' Shattuck 2' 
Fraser. Batters hit. O'Drafn rSh^' Stw C ", h ' 1 ' 2> °' Dni »- SShen' 
Flynn J O'Grady and Tirrell 0'Gra3v .EFtS P ' ay8 i» Bar 7' Cashen Tnd 


Never have the prospects of having a winning team 
represent Massachusetts appeared **£ ^ 

nnl . C arC many "delates trying for 

po t^ns dsomeprom|slngmateria| ^ J g for 

i I. in one"" C "• SeV6n ° f ,aSt y™'* «•«" ™ 

IJs in f S ° me "^ mCn 3re hand,ln e them- 
selves in a very creditable manner. The pitchine 
department should be unusually strong this yTZ 

oClTT^' K obb and Hubbard ■' *• *>*• ™ 

Htv .„h u , „ Mery 1S * yet an Unkno ™ quan- 

ta." h i° 0k : atPreSentaS ' f ■ ««« come torn 
t I fc aT .r- ThCre 3re SeVera ' tryin * «* ^is 
Sl ° nelSSb ^ ,hlt he ^s had 

qu te a little experience behind the bat. The Infield 

uSTo rr ngahostof cand,dates ^ < 
T^z: estrongmho ' Gr ^ and sha "-* 

During the two weeks before vacation Captain 

Ken nedy had the men working out in the Drill hall 
and now hat the campus is free, the coach, J. C 

haTTaken rh L ° We " Ne * E "*^ league team 
te taken the men In hand and proceeded to weed 
out the less promising candidates. Those on the 
squad at present are : Kennedy, Cobb, Tirrell, O'Don- 

W i'te CH ' f ^^ SHattUCk ' C,ark ' N ^< 
White, Chase, Bates, and Hubbard 

Manager Cutter has arranged a strong schedule for 
this season, with four games to be played on the 
campus. The revised schedule is as follows • 
April 7, Holy Cross at Worcester. 

12, University of Maine at Amherst 

18, Wesleyanat Middletown. 

20, Rhode Island at Kingston. 

21, Brown at Providence. 
25, Holyoke (League) at Holyoke. 
30, Colby at Amherst. 

5, S. T. S. at Springfield. 

9, Trinity at Hartford. 
12, Open. 

17, Dartmouth at Hanover. 
19, Worcester P. |. at Amherst. 

21, New Hampshire at Durham. 

22, Boston College at Boston. 

23, Colby at Waterville. 

24, University of Maine at Orono. 
30, Exhibition at Greenfield. 

4, Andover at Andover. 
9, Boston College at Amherst. 
16, Williams at Williamstown. 




Rev. Dr. Charles S. Walker, professor of political 
scence at this college since 1886 has resigned, to 
akee feet next June. As the Springfield RepubUcan 
remarks-' for 20 years Dr. Walker has faithfully 
served as a leading member of the faculty and also as 
chaplain of this institution.'' With the passing of 
Dr. Walker one of the links which binds the "Awle" 
of former days with the Massachusetts of the present 
is cast asunder and a pioneer member of the faculty 
is removed from our midst. The Intimate connec- 
tion which Dr. Walker has had with many of the 
social and Intellectual activities of the town and vlcln- 
ty are a fitting epitome of the regard felt for him by 
the community. 7 



I2 4 


Professor Babson has also resigned Intending to 
devote some time to further study In Germany. Mr. 
Babson has been connected with the college since 
1893 and has always been highly regarded by the 
students while his enthusiastic spirit has given addi- 
tional interest to those subjects which he has taught. 
Prof. Babson first acted as assistant professor of 
English but during the last two years he has also had 
charge of instruction in the German language and 
literature. He has written, at times, considerable 
fiction and has with Professor Richardson of 
Amherst college conducted several parties of students 
upon European tours. Professor Babson has been 
eminently fair in his treatment of those under him and 
in return he has secured the respect of all. The col- 
lege suffers a distinct loss when he severs his con- 
nection with It. 

These two resignations together with that of Dr. 
Lull and the election of President Butterfield will 
alter materially the present faculty, and other, but 
rather improbable, changes have been rumored'. It 
would not be surprising if such extensive changes 
eventually led to an entire revision of the present 
policy of the college ; a revision, in our opinion, to be 
greatly desired. 


An informal dance was held in the drill hall March 
17. The hall was prettily decorated with banners of 
various colleges along the walls, and a large clover 
leaf in green on the net at the north end of the hall 
in recognition of the day. Music for dancing was 
furnished by the college orchestra. This is the first 
time they have played for a college Informal and they 
did exceptionly well. Refreshments were served in 
Draper Hall. The patronesses were Mrs. J. B. Paige 
of Amhe^t, Mrs. Peters of Lenox, Miss Clapp of 
Mt. Holytke and Mrs. Orcutt of Smith. Those pres- 
ent follow : (alumni and vistors) Dr. and Mrs. J. B. 
Paige, '82, of Amherst; E. G. Proulx, '03, and 
Miss Proulx of Hatfield; Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Mona- 
han, '03, of Amherst ; E. S. Fulton, '04, and Miss 
Smith of North Amherst; F. L. Yeaw, '05 and 
Miss Smith of Smith; M. A. Blake, '04, and Miss 
Brooks of Amherst ; W. V. Tower, '03, and Miss 
Lee of Mt. Holyoke ; Roy Gaskill and Miss Knight 
of Chlcopee; Mr. Haden, Dartmouth, '02 and Miss 

Jenks of Mt. Holyoke; 1906, D. H. Carey and Miss 
Shank of Smith ; G. T. French and Miss Nolan of 
Hatfield ; C. E. Hood and Miss Clark of Mt. Hol- 
yoke ; L.H.Moseley and Miss Prestonof So. Hadley; 
E. P. Mudge and Miss King of Mt. Holyoke ; F. C.' 
Pray and Miss Hall of No. Amherst; H. M.' Russell 
and Miss Sullivan of Holyoke; E. H. Scott and Miss 
McFetters of Mt. Holyoke j Richard Wellington and 
Miss Farrar of Westfleld Normal School ; Geo. 
Sleeper and Miss Burke of Holyoke ; H. A. Suhlke 
and Miss McPherson of Mt. Holyoke ; W. O. Taft 
and Miss Cobb of Amherst ; A. H. Wood and Miss 
Wells of Smith ; E. F. Gaskill and Miss Billings of 
Amherst; 1907, M. H. Clark, Jr., and Miss Smith 
of Sunderland ; F. A. Cutter and Miss Gilmore of 
Mt. Holyoke; F. C. Peters and Miss Peters of. 
Lenox; E. H. Shaw and Miss Shackford of Smith; 
C B. Thompson and Miss Stevens of Smith; H. P.' 
Wood and Miss Willard of Smith; 1908,' Carlton 
Bates and Miss Carton of Mt. Holyoke; W. J. Cole- 
man and Miss Welch of West Springfield ; L. W. 
Chapman and Miss Stevens of Fltchburgj H. C.' 
Chase and Miss Bardwell of Amherst; G. R. Cobb 
and Miss Burnham of Mt. Holyoke ; J. G. Curtis and 
Miss Stevens of Smith ; A. D. Farrar and Miss 
Savery of Westfleld; K. E. Gillett and Miss Arnold 
of Westfleld : F. S. Gold and Miss Miller of Amherst ; 
H. M. Jennison and Miss Ripley of Smith; J. R 
Parker and Miss Phillips of Mt. Holyoke • T. l! 
Warner and Miss Crocker of Sunderland; T F 
Waugh and Miss Judge of Smith ; W. S. Regan and 
Miss Whitimore of Mt. Holyoke; 1909, R. B. Lull 
and Miss Raymond of Mt Holyoke ; N. L. Martin 
and Miss Martin of Boston; H. J. Neale and Miss 
Wilson of Smith ; C. H. Padock and Miss Whitney 
of Mt. Holyoke; S. S. Crossman and Miss Wilson 
of So. Hadley. 


The catalogue of the college which appeared late 
in March is not materially different from its prede- 
cessors. It shows the total number of students to be 
253 which is considerably more than the actual 
number now in college. We note several inaccuracies 
in regard to the names of text books used In the 
various departments, also typographical errors entirely 
unpardonable in a book which has been In the press 


or such along time. The opinion of many is that 

ion of 0gUC C ° U,d ^ VaSt ' y im P'° Ved * "he add" 
m £ one or two half-tones or at least a simple p 

of the college grounds thus showing the location of 

ated ; r s um : gs - The pamphiet *■** * «"- 

lated (or was wthln a year or two) with the catalogue 
has outlived its usefulness for published back In £e 

Tm he°a edt "* *" ^ tha ™*™^ 
room heated by an enormous stove and other equallv 

abated scenes, it is regarded by present s^de 
d s the To V£, ; e T n and — ^e to a relic of former 
tuTe s,I, v h ^ th ' SSU P erann -ted piece of litera- 
ture, simply because It is still In print, is not a pro- 
gressive policy and it Is certainly time that a n w 

boo k ,et containing representative views about collegl 
and an lnt ^^ ^ ^ •£ 

each department should be prepared, if this is 
..practicable it is certainly possible at av y sg I 

expense to greatly improve the regular catalog and ' 
hus give to the prospective student a mucf mo e 

Collet JVotts. 

-How is 7° below zero for the 24th of March? 
wee^' "' SC0U ' '^ enter,a,ned his brother last 
recTnUy. ' ^ *' ** +** ^ "brother 

h..7. Th f firSt ° Utdoor battalJo " drill of the season was 
held last week Tuesday. 

m^LZl S> Cooley has i ust ^turned from a 
week s lecture tour in Maine. 

^ Th >\ Cl T °l ,909haVC a PP r °P^ed$75 for their 
banquet to the class of 1907. 

-Doctor Wellington was unable to meet any of his 
classes last week owing to illness. 

-G. H. Allen, '05, and F. L. Yeaw, '05, both 
spent a few days in Amherst recently. 

fromfrTf r d MrS ' C ' "• Fema,d have retu ™d 
from their short vacation, which was spent in Boston. 

forTf* R ,' Raymoth ' ' 04 ' was recently about college , 

tvforT, yS ,. ef ° re *° in « t0take "Ph's duties as 
city forester of Evansville, III. 

bef^eThfo^'v 7'' gaVe ^^^Ung^k" 
oerore the Q. T. V. fraternity recently. 

-Professor Waugh has just returned from quite an 
extensive Southern trip, having visited parts of F^d/ 

-ft is planned to hold a reception in the town hall 
TcoC Whe " thS ,6 ~ --"eesTspec't 1 

of th^ona ^ TkeT h3S bCen deCted Ed "°r-in-Chief 
of the 908 Index to fill the vacancy caused by M M 
Brown's resignation. y 

*mII*Z1?T^ * aSadve "' sed 'or April 13th 
vl I be postponed on account of the next Informal 
whicn occurs on the 14th. "nrormal 

W. C. Tannatt, '06, has successfully passed the 

JT^ , managCr ° f the S,CNAL has ^veral trade 
ads. may be purchased at a discount. It vl ,| 

Pay you to inquire about them. 

-The junior class has appointed a committee to 

NewY e o r k a H deS : rab,e P ' aCe f ° r the ^° r CVt° 
New York has finally been selected. 

-The following promotions in the cadet battalion 
are announced : To be sergeant, H. T Piece tot 
corporals, H. M. Jennison and J. R. P ar k er ' 

JHH'J? Br ° Wn ' '° 8 ' has been °bJ'g«d to leave 
college for a time because of overwork, *H e ex ec s 

^very ^ S ° 0n - HerC ' S WiSh '^ ^ a -iedy 
-At the March meeting of the Men's Club of the 
F rst Congregational church Dr. R. S . Lull gave an 

tr L e t^ ChaPterfr ° m ^ " Earth ' S History' 3 1" 
trated by the stereoptlcon. 

-The college appropiation bill is reported to be 

aThoulTH^r 35 thr ° Ugh thC ' e ^'^ e a "d 
although it has been cut from $168,500 to $74 800 

we expect to get the latter amount. 
-The Massachusetts Legislature has formally 

TT. V Ct ° f C ° n?reSS S iV,n * a — o^ 5000 
annua. ly to the Experiment Station, in addition to the 
amount already furnished by the national government 

f~7 T h * 1 f 0,,ow "« men h ^e been selected by Pro- 
fessor Mills to represent the junior class in the Flint 
pnze oratorical contest ; W. F. Chace, J. O. Chap- 
man a King, J. A . Larned, C. M. Parker, and R 




— Much needed repairs are being made on the 
highway near Professor Hasbrouck's. A section of 
board or concrete sidewalk should be built from Mrs. 
Gilbert's to the point where the college walk crosses 
Pleasant street, for it is impossible to pass along the 
road, except in the pleasantest weather, without getting 
mired in the mud, either on Pleasant street or in front 
of the Insectary, if one goes around that way. 


In order that all may clearly understand the rules 
governing the eliglllty of candidates for positions on the 
Sicnal board and also the new method of electing 
members, the following quotation is made from the 
revised constitution. No further explanation than 
that quoted seems necessary. As no list of eligible 
candidates has been kept, all those who have quali- 
fied in the past must do so again if they desire to be 
recognized as aspirants for positions on the board. 


1 . Any male student of the college taking the four 
years course may become eligible to election to the 
board by submitting not later than ten (10) days 
before the annual election (as hereinafter described) 
three articles so written as to clearly Indicate 
the ability of the candidate to command the 
English language. The nature of these articles is 
at the discretion of those who compete. If there are 
not a sufficient number of eligible candidates, recom- 
mendations may be accepted from the English depart- 
ment of the college. A person having once qualified 
shall remain so as long as he is in college. 

2. On the first Monday of March the editor-in- 
chief shall supply the president of each college class 
except the senior class with a list of the men eligible 
for election to the board from that class. The presi- 
dent of eaoe class shall, within one week, call a 
meeting of his class and at that meeting the class 
shall elect by plurality vote those who shall represent 
the class on the editorial board. At this election two 
men shall be elected from the freshmen class, two 
from the sophomore class and one from the junior 
class. In each case a person elected shall hold his 
position as long as he is a member of the class which 
elected him but only so long as that class is entitled 
to representation on the board. 
3. Elections to fill vacancies, except at the 

annual election shall be made within ten days after 
the editor-in-chief notifies the president of the class 
affected by the vacancy and in the manner described 
In the foregoing article. 


The College Musical association gave a concert at 
South Hadley Falls, Friday evening, March 23. 
The numbers given by the association were excellently 
rendered and were received with much applause. 
The glee club under the leadership of Peakes, '06, 
made Its first appearance and was well received being 
applauded for a second encore. The orchestra and 
band played well, the band giving an extra number at 
the end by request, after which "Sons of old Massa- 
chusetts" was sung by the entire association. The 
program was as follows : 


'• March. Chilcothian 

M. A. C. Band. 

2 - Waltz. | n the Sacramento Valley 

M. A. C. Band. 

3. Overture, Starlight 

M, A, C. Orchestra. 

4. Waltz, Dearie 

M. A. C. Mandolin Club. 

5. Violin Solo, Serenade Badine 




A Hong Kong Romance 
M. A. C. Glee Club 


1. Cornet Solo. Lost Chord 

S. S. Rogers. 

2. Schottische, Dance of the Honey Bees 

M. A. C. Orchestra. 
3 - March, Gibson March 

M. A. C. Mandolin Club. 

4. Cornet Duet, Selected 

S. S. Rogers, and R. W. Peakes. 

5 - March ' College Life 

M. A. C. Orchestra. 



M. A. C. Band. 

De Mo lay 

The custom in vogue in several of the colleges of 
burying the hatchet on St. Patrick's Day and ceasing 
hostilities between the two lower classes, is one which 
we might well consider here. The rest of the year is 
devoted to uniting and developing a strong and stead- 
fast college spirit. 


Having completed a tour of the state, the college 
representatives on the "Better- Farming Spe If" 
returned to Amherst on Sunday. All are le y 

say "; 'at °7 £ ZT * ,he ** Mr ' ^ 
says that great interest was shown in his cabinet 

re ating to the college, especially by the Mount He . 

question? W W """" **"**>* *"* **« ""V 
questions. We may expect a much larger number 


The following basketball elections took place a few 

wick, 08, captain ; Henry T. Pierce, '07, of Mill- 
bury, manager; and Edwin D. Philbrick, '08 of 
SomervWe assistant manager. ta Qillett the college 
has a fine leader and a man whose knowledge of the 
game ,s unquestioned. For the past two seasons he 
ha. played centre on the college five. The election 
ot Pierce as manager meets with popular favor as a 
successor to A. T. Hastings, who worked untiringly 
for h.s team d uring the past season. gX 


in th,t e h ^r £ C °" ege may be wide 'y advertised 
m he high schools and other preparatory institutions 

of the eastern United States, arrangements are made 

uch I rf *„ ! C ° Py ° f thC C0LLECE SlCNAL «o all 
such schools which publish a paper. Many of these 

student publications contain an exchange column 
where an embryonic literary critic reviews all papers 
sent in exchange. It is not surprising that these 
editors, regarding the Signal as In their class, can 
find many opportunities for criticism. They say that 
we should publish short stories, poems, etc to make 
he paper interesting and they exhaust their vocabu- 
lary in condemning the cover design (or lack of 
design) We acknowledge that for a high school 
paper these faults are evident but the Signal is a col- 
lege newspaper and not a magazine. If our readers 
desire fiction the market Is flooded with literature far 
better than any which we could produce. An 
exchange from near Boston Insists that a paper issued 
only once in two weeks cannot present up-to-date 
news but makes no attempt to explain why -news Is 

not news" until people are generally informed We 
constantly hear the remark--, didn , k SLyZl 

eet t a ,ndi nti : ' T " '" ^ S ' CNAL " ^ ^ 
seem to indicate that the paper still has a useful our 

pose in the distribution of news If ,h- P 

ev^r nr^nf-^ t 1 the °PP or tunlty Is 

ever presented for the Signal to get a "scoop" on 
any college news it will be eagerly gfasped. ' 

The S.CNAL has no intention of adopting a cover 
design A s ,mple heading has been devise' and 

falLtthi '7 rderthatthe P^"c shall becom with it and recognize the same as distinctly 
our own. All of the leading newspapers of ad 

have headings which they have used for years and 
wh,ch they would not change for any consideration 
Last year when the board discontinued the e an 
elaborate cover design it was because the circum 
s ances , nd d someth|ng ^ ^ ^ ««*£ 

mat It will be a long time before the ore^n, .i- . 

body and the larger proportion of the alumnt are 

'T""' y Sa " S,l,!d """ "* S,onau as i, ,p'a s 
oday. We are gratefu! for the cr ,„ clsm / ££ 

snr ? " ,hough ,hey are s ° me,,m « - - 

«pnt and almost ridiculous we acoept them In the 
kmdly splrl, with which they are offeree. Z e 
r ences o, our predecessors and the demands o our 
subscribers require, however, that we should maintain 
our present policy. Heretofore the 5,0^ has 
snored , h e comments mad. by these exchanges an" 
.1 sbutfair ,o explam to them our reasons for no. 
accepting the advice offered. We have a vague 

hi "L T could " nd «™ * Ih « ™*= »P ° 

their columns but we hav*» a mn« - 

uui we nave a more serious pnrDose in 

view and other matter Haimc a F"rpose in 

■cr maner claims the space even if wp 

were so inclined. Hereafter « / 

ncreaner, as far as our hioh 

scho^exchanges are concerned we shall forever hofd 

Instead of the annual hair-cutting war between the 
Fes men and Sophomores at the University" 
Mich gan, which has caused many serious injuries, it 
has been decided to have a tug of war across he 
Huron river. One hundred men wiil be chosen from 
each class and stationed on opposite sides of the river 
A long rope will be used and one class or the other 
will be dragged through the river -fir 



Dfp&rtmfrvf flot?s. 

In conjunction with the State colleges and Experi- 
ment stations of Vermont and New Hampshire, the 
various departments of the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College and Experiment Station have combined to pre- 
sent to the up-to-date farmers of New England an 
exhibition of the scientific work along agricultural 
lines which our State colleges and Experiment stations 
are doing. The plan is distinctively Western in ori- 
gin, but is well worthy of practice here in the East. 
The Boston & Maine Railroad contributes the use of a 
special train, consisting of three large passenger- 
coaches and a baggage car. About half the seats in 
the passenger-coaches have been removed, allowing 
room for benches along the walls, upon which the 
exhibits are placed. The various departments of our 
college are well represented, and the attractiveness of 
the numerous displays reflects great credit upon the 
heads of the departments. 

The department of Agriculture, under Professors 
Brooks and Cooley, presents an instructive display of 
fertilizer experiments upon apple trees, sections of the 
trees, and the apples produced, being set up in an 
attractive way. A fertilizer experiment with corn is 
also representative of this department. An exhibition 
of grasses adds much to the general attractiveness of 
the car. 

The department of Horticulture presents a great 
variety of nursery stock, furnishing interesting data of 
size of seedlings, and cost of different quantities. 
Those interested in orcharding and forestry will find 
this exhibit very instructive. Grafting materials, and 
the Ingredients and composition of grafting wax are 
also of interatt. 

Dr. Lindsey's department of Foods and Feeding 
exhibits about forty different kinds of " Condimental 
Stock and Poultry Foods," pointing out by carefully 
prepared labels the faults of such feeds, and giving 
home prepared mixtures which cost less and contain 
a greater percentage of nutriment. Charts showing 
the "Food Cost of Milk Production," and the "Cost 
of Digestible Protein and Digestible Matter" in vari- 
ous food stuffs are interesting from an economical 
point of view. 

The Botanical and Plant Pathological departments, 
under the supervision of Dr. Stone, present a variety 
of exhibits important to the wide awake farmer. A 
collection of fifteen or twenty Rikermounts shows at 
good advantage the effect of various plant diseases 
upon common trees and plants, a few largs, colored, 
drawings showing some of the most Important in 
finer detail. The results of various methods of sep- 
arating seed are shown in neatly framed charts, giv- 
ing in each case the percentage of good and poor 
seed, and the percentage of germination. The plain 
oak frames make this one of the handsomest exhibits 
shown. The preparation and use of Bordeaux Mix- 
ture is well shown, with labeled ingredients, showing in 
each case the preparation used. 

Tne Entomological department, Professor Fernald. 
In charge, gives special warning of the Gypsy and 
Brown Tail Moths, showing the nests and insects in 
various stages, and Indicating methods of extermina- 
tion. Other injurious insects and worms are given 
due notice, the various exhibits being shown In attrac- 
tive form. 

Dr. Paige's department of Veterinary Science 
exhibits specimens showing the effect of ring bone, 
bone tumor, and other diseases in horses and cattle. 
An interesting exhibit is that of ventilation for stables 
and barns. 

Those interested in fertilizers and fertilizing prob- 
lems will appreciate Dr. Goessmann's exhibit of the 
department of Fertilizers. It consists of a collection 
of German chemicals used in fertilizers, sets of high, 
low, and medium grade fertilizers, and sets of nitro- 
gen, potash and phosphoric acid fertilizers. A fit 
application is made in charts showing practical fertil- 
izing problems. 

The Better- Farming Special is to travel throughout 
the three states, following a fixed schedule. The 
different departments are represented by members 
especially interested in the lines of work represented, 
and in certain instances by the heads of the depart- 
ments. It is hoped thus to bring the valuable work 
of the colleges to the more Immediate attention of 
the farming communities, placing before the people 
the results of the work of those who have had better 
opportunities to study the conditions and requirements 
of the various farm products. 

Since the foregoing was written the "gospel train" 


has completed a considerable part of Its journey 

an V dT h r " h ! S bCe " greeted ^ -thusiasm 
and the speakers have been listened to with the great 
est attention. The audiences have not been com" 
posed entire^ of farmers for many business men and 
o hers who have no immediate interest in agriculture 
have been interested hearers. Likewise the large 

uZ TH f r m T PrCSent HaS b6en comm ^ted 
upon. The limited stop at each station has given no 

opportunity for long-winded discussions and those mak- 
ing he addresses have talked in a terse, heart-to-heart 
uhton which .will reap a much greater reward than 
he delivery of a scientific treatise. The workers on 
he train have not found the entire trip to be drudgery 

l°Il n H am ° h n8 K their V ' Slt0rS thCy haVe he ^op,nLs 
expreaed, to say the least were amusing to 

their more erudite and sophisticated ears. The daily 

papers have enthused over the trip and pictured the 

progress of the train both in words and photographs 

It .s but natural that there should be many refer 

r e ?H!°u, e C0 " ege 3nd ,tS re P rese "tatives and there- 
fore this Western idea transplanted to conservative old 
New England Is serving as a grand advertisement of 
he college. We trust that some of the people < 'down 
he state" who regard M.A.C. asafarm manual train- 
ing school will now get a true conception of what we 
are trying to do up here in Amherst. Opinions may 
differ as to whether or not this scheme will really 
disseminate much knowledge but It is certainly an 
interesting experiment, one which is well worth the 
trouble and expense involved. In closing we must 
express our thanks to the newspaper „urid in general 
^scrupulously refraining from the use of the word 
Aggie when mentioning the connection of the col- 
lege with the "Better- Farming Special." 

The short dairy course ended March 15 in a blaze 
of gory when a farmer's Institute was held during the 
day foi owed by the short course banquet In the even- 
ing- At the institute there were several Interesting 
speakers notably G. D. Leavens, '97, who spoke on 
the possibles of the grass field. The Massachu- 
setts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture awarded 

n\T ?l Ze V° the mCmberS ° f the ^rt course. 
In spite of the fact that It is very popular, a doubt Is 
arising in the minds of many whether or not this 
course is especially practicable. Some of the stories 
which are told by the instructors would seem to Indi- 
dicate that, under present conditions, the course Is 
merely a farce. 




It Is unofficially reported that Clarence E. Gordon 
M.A.C. 1901, will succeed Dr. R. S Lull as" 
associate professor of zoology. Mr. Gordon we 
understand, will secure his Ph. D. from Columbia 
University within a few months. He Is said to be an 
enthusiastic geologist and to have made considerable 
research also In zoology so that he is amply fitted to 
hold the somewhat complicated position to which he 
has been called. 

The alumni editor would like to get in a word 

be r r u eCn UmeS thC Past ' ear * hen »•« has 
been rather hard-pressed for news, and he has 

received fully his share of criticism. Now this lack 

of news has not been due to the fact that there was 

no news, nor yet that he didn't hustle around for It 

how , t, eXtreme,y d,ff,cu,t for one person to get 
hold of this news. Things are happening every day 
of Interest to the alumni, of which the alumn.-ed. J 
s entire y ignorant, and has no way of finding out. 
f a I of the alumni and the sudents will unite in send- 
ing in items of interst, this may be made one of the 
most interesting departments of the paper 

How cheering it Is to read a letter like the following 
from an alumnus who has not forgotten his Alma 

"Dear Howard: 

I don't want to break a good record of being loyal 
to my college teams which began In the fall of '92 
I want to be just as loyal to them now as when I was 
In college, but I guess I slipped up upon sending you 
anything last fall, so enclosed find check for $| 00 
five to apply on football account of last fall, and fiv. 
for the coming baseball campaign. Wishing the 
baseball fellows the best of success for the comln* 
season I am, as ever, 

Your old friend, 

Newton Shultis, '96." 



The Washington Entomological Society held Its 
monthly meeting for March at the Lambda Chapter 
House, Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, Washington, 
D. C, being entertained by Hooker, '99, Morrill, '00,' 
and Couden, '04. 

The following is quoted from the Springfield Repub- 
lican of March 3 1 < 

The home alumni of the Massachusetts agricultural 
college held their first regular business meeting and 
banquet at the Amherst house in Amherst last even- 
ing. Thirty-seven members were present. It was 
voted to adopt the name, "Local alumni association 
of Massachusetts agricultural college. " The follow- 
ing officers were electen : President, Cyrus Hubbard, 
'82 ; first vice-president, Robert Lyman, 71 ; second 
vice-president, C. W. Clapp,'86; third vice-president, 
David Barry, '90; secretary, Arthur C. Monahan,' 
1900; treasurer, E. B. Holland, '92; auditor, G. P. 
Smith, 79. At the banquet Robert Lyman acted as 
toastmaster. The following were called upon for 
toasts: Messrs. Williams, Judd, Porter, Kingman, 
Warner, Back, Stone, Howard, Blake and Monahan.' 
The class of 1903 held a meeting recently and 
appointed a committee to arrange for their reunion 
next June. 

The following D. G. K. men were Initiated Into 
Kappa Sigma at Worcester, March 30, by members 
of the Gamma Delta chapter : '96— J. E. Barrett of 
Framingham and A. M. Kramer of Worcester; '00 
— F. H. Brown of Marlboro. 

'90.— C. H. Jones of Burlington, Vt., the maple 
sugar expert of the country has published another 
article In the Vermont station report just out on maple 
sugar matters. The report is a continuation of those 
previously published. 

'91.— Arthur H. Sawyer, cement inspector, is now 
engaged inthr* Jement Laboratory of the Hudson Com- 
panies, construction department, address 17 York St., 
Jersey City, N. J. 

'94.— The report of A. H. Kirkland recently pub- 
lished, which is his first annual report as superintend- 
ent for suppressing the Gypsy and Brown Tail Moths 
Is of extreme Interest. The report consists of 
161 pages of printed matter and numerous photographs. 
A map shows the Infested territory in Massachusetts 
In 1905 as compared with that in 1900, when the 

former state campaign against the gypsy moth was 
discontinued. The more general use of automobiles 
In late years has proven of considerable importance 
in the dissemination of the pest. Under the subject 
of parasites is included a report of the work of intro 
ducing European parasites by Dr. L. 0. Howard 
chief of the U. S. Bureau of Entomology. The 
report of the consulting entomologist, Prof. C. H. 
Fernald shows the importance of the work of sup- 
pressing the gypsy moth to the tax payers of the Com- 
monwealth. The position occupied by Mr. Kirkland 
requires not only that the Incumbent be a competent 
entomologist, but one possessed of a rare executive 
ability. The results obtained abundantly justify ex- 
Governor Douglas' selection of the man for the place. 
'95.— George A. Billings of the New Jersey station 
has recently published some bulletins on animal hus- 
bandry and feeding. 

'95.— A. F. Burgess, chief inspector, division of 
Nursery and Orchard Inspection of Ohio, has just 
had published his fourth annual report. This includes 
the results of investigations of insect pests and plant 
diseases. A list of publications for the year by the 
chief inspector Includes bulletins on the Elm Leaf 
Beetle, Some Destructive Grape Pests of Ohio, The 
Fumigation of Nursery Stock, and a report on the 
Mosquitos of Ohio. 

'97.— George D. Leavens who last fall was made 
one of the directors of the Coe- Mortimer Company of 
New York city and Charleston, S. C, has recently 
been elected second vice-president of this company. 
The Coe- Mortimer Company are sole importers In 
this country of Genuine Peruvian Guano, and are 
large importers of Nitrate of Soda, and Potash Salts, 
as well as manufacturers of a complete line of high 
grade fertilizers. 

'98.— The American Mission, Harpoot, Turkey is 
carrying on a farming experiment with a number of 
Armenian orphans. "Mr. Avedls Adjemian, a grad- 
uate of Robert College, Constantinople, and of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural college, was placed in 
charge of the work. He brought with him his own 
horses and American plow, and provided other neces- 
sary implements." Mr. Adjemian recently gave a 
dinner to the mission officers, the orphans, and 
some friends of Mrs. Goodell there, who write an 


entertaining and delightful letter about Mr. Adjemian 
and his work. 

'99.— W. A. Hooker has recently published a 
paper entitled " The Tobacco Thrips and Remedies 
to Prevent 'White Veins' in Wrapper Tobacco " 
being circular 68 of the Bureau of Entomology U S 
Department of Agriculture. This species, described 
and named by Dr. W. E. Hinds, '99, was investigated 
m Florida by Mr. Hooker during the summer of 
1905. A more extended account of the results 
obtained will be published later in another publication 
of the Bureau of Entomology. 

'00. -J. W. Kellogg, formerly at the Rhode Island 
station has gone to Atlanta, Ga., where he is head 
chemist with several assistants, in the employ of 

•00 -A. W. Morrill, of the Bureau of Entomol- 
ogy, U. S. Department of Agriculture, who has spent 
the winter in Washington, has returned to Dallas 
Tex. Address P. O. Box 208. 

'OO.-Dr. E. T. Hull, 2352 Seventh Ave., New 

'02.— L. C. Claflin, representative of the Claflin 
Athletic Goods, visited college recently. 

w^'~ H ° Ward Knight has been transferred from 
Middletown, Conn., to Washington, D. C, for work 
on bulletins. 

'03.— Albert Parsons of Hood Farm, was in town 

'03. -C. S. Tinkham, 126 Thornton St., Roxbury. 
'03.— W. E. Tottingham of Geneva, N. Y., was 
seen in Amherst recently. 

'04.— F. F. Henshaw of the U. S. Dept. of Agri- 
culture has been detailed for service in Alaska to 
investigate the water resources of Cape Nome. He 
will start for Alaska about the middle of May. 

'05.— An extremely neat and clever booklet with 
numerous excellent illustrations, has just come to our 
notice, gotten out by the Munson-Whltaker Co., 48 
Wmter St., Boston, and Flatiron Bldg., New York 
Experts in Forestry, Arboriculture and Entomology' 
Special attention is given to their work In pruning 
tree-surgery, Irrigation, fertilization and spraying of 
trees. Fred Yeaw, '05, is now employed in their New 
York office. 




Famous for its popular priced Sunday dinner, with 

A Specialty made of Banquets 
and Class Dinners. 



Everything New and Up. to- Date. 

Special Attention given to Athletic Teams, Frater 
mty and Alumni Banquets. 


To save your sole. 
Come to me for your 

Cnstom-made Boots and Sioes, 

Repairing a specialty. 


Opposite Town Hall. 


The " Early Bird," etc. 

mplovers — n<<r kiw> _« *■ 

erf « , rro7^ r c i a e ° , ^1^- e «-■ Pacing 

wants the Wt AImou^ ^l^^ ^ th « »«">«' who 
our twelve ofncee. Write ui io/i.l ,t t 1,8 /JUft»flcatlnn« In 
taken, experience If any lin««»i„Jw y ' ■ t » t »"* »ge, course 
can Have a K oo<l position toat?n W ,°, rk , pre,err «^. 't'.inrtvo, 

mencement. OuF organi^VoTco^sTh? whn^' y , ' t "^»' 
in every high grade l"e of work Countr * ■■«• 

we place men 


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"■ B «-o*dway, New York city. 

Offices In other cities. 



'05 — P. F. Williams was in Amherst for a short 
time while on his way to Farmington, Conn., in the 
employ of Mr. Manning of Boston, the great land- 
scape gardener. 

'05. — Bertram Tupper and Miss Ida Mary Bishop 
married on Wednesday, March 28, 1906, at St. 
James church, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. At home 
after April 15, Auburndale. 


Dr. W. H. D. Demarest, acting president of 
Rutgers college, has been elected president. 

The freshman-sophomore class contest at Trinity 
college on St. Patrick's Day resulted decidedly in 
favor of the freshmen. 

The Cornell summer school will offer this year 100 
courses in 19 departments. Its faculty will consist of 
61 members most of them on the regular staff. 

There is a great deal doing at Cornell in track 
athletics, as a result of the winning of trie inter-col- 
legiate games last spring. Over one hundred and 
fifty men are already out taking preliminary training. 

The faculty of the University of Vermont have 
thought it best to do away with the morning chapel 
system during the winter months and have substituted 
in its place a weekly vesper service held on Wednes- 
day afternoons. 

The committee from the two universities of Cali- 
fornia resolved to recommend that the faculties sub- 
stitute something else for the present game of foot- 
ball or modify it so that many of its existing evils 
be eliminated. 

The College of the City of New York has obtained 
as a relic the dish used by Ex- President Grover 
Cleveland wh-=»n at school in Fayettville, N. Y. The 
dish has the rarne of "G. Cleveland" carved on it 
with a jack-knife. — Ex. 

The University of the Cape of Good Hope is t'ae 
only institution in South Africa authorized to confer 
degrees. It was founded in 1873 after the model qf 
the University of London and still exercises only the 
functions of examining the candidates for degrees. 
There are five colleges including one for women, 
which prepare students for the university examinations. 


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R. W. Peakes. Pres. Nineteen Hundred and Eight Index 

J. N. Summers, Sec. Fraternity Conference 

Basket-ball Association, H. T. Pierce. Manager 

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By its recent ruling on the freshman banquet, the 
College Senate has caused considerable unfavorable 
criticism. Whereas, the former rule was too severe, 
the new one is extremely lenient and gives the fresh- 
men every opportunity to escape the vigilance of the 
sophomores. The time limit is excellent but to add 
that the freshmen shall not be interfered with outside 
of Amherst is to make the banquet a travesty on 
those of former days. The Senate will not hold the 
respect of the students If it continues such a vacil- 
lating policy and one savoring so strongly of favorit- 
ism. The Senate has corrected several evil cus- 
toms, notably the bloody campus rush and we hope 
that such exhibitions of weakness, as have charac- 
terized its attempt to regulate the freshman ban- 
quet, will not be repeated. 

An opinion is prevalent about college that the pres- 
ent editor-in-chief of this paper has joined that class 

of journalists whom President Roosevelt styles "the 
man with the muck rake. " Nothing could be farther 
from our Intentions. The policy of the S.cnal is 
now as it always has been for a "better, bigger and 
busier Mass'chusetts." But we have no sympathy 
for evil or for those indications of retrogression 
which occasionally creep out. If, in our attempts 
to elevate the standing of the college we do uncover 
any of the muck and other stagnant products which 
we all know, not only Interfere with the management 
of student affairs but also clog the wheels of some of 
the departments of instruction, then the persons who 
are responsible for those conditions must suffer the 
consequences. He who would expose graft and 
corruption for the sake of notoriety is a sensational- 
ist ; he who does it to promote the public welfare is a 
philanthropist. The Signal believes that it would 
fall far short of attaining the goal of Its ambitions If 
It should compromise upon such a subject as this. 
Having once placed our hands at the plow, we shall 
not turn back. 

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The Signal regrets that the financial aspect of the 
Index situation is bad, It looks as if the various 
classes in the Ir attempts to publish a book which 
would reflect creditably upon them have incurred too 
much expense. The result is that the managers of 
the last two volumes of the Index have not been able 
to make both ends meet. This is especially true of 
the 1907 book. There are a large number of stu- 
dents who have not secured a copy and doubtless 
never intend to do so. They have good reasons for 
their stand. The 1907 Index was not an entirely credit- 
able book, and this together with the delay in getting 
it out and the increased price, was prejudicial to its 
selling qualities. But in another sense there is no 
excuse for refusing to purchase at least one copy. 
A body of students which has responded so nobly 
during the past year to extortionate athletic taxes 
should not refuse to help out the present junior class 
from this predicament. Besides, in after years 
those who have failed to secure this volume will 
regret that they have not a complete file of the 
annuals published while they were in college. We 
believe that all who are yet without a 1907 Index 
should go around to Mr. Clark at once and purchase 
a book in order that he may liquidate his account 
with the publishers whose opinion of M. A. C. is not 
edified by this long delay in payment. 

It is quite evident that the larger portion of the 
student-body need practice in handling the college 
yell. On the day of the Maine game the attempt to 
give the long yell was not satisfactory because it was 
given so quickly that the whole was unintelligible. 
From the windows of South College It sounded 
rather like the confused murmur of a large crowd 
than a college yell. Likewise the "sky-rocket" 
exhibited the propensity of its name-sake and was 
only a fizzle because many had forgotten it and none 
had practiced 't lately. It would be a good plan if 
some of the enthusiasm which was exhibited last fall 
could be revived again and there is no better way to 
stir this up than by singing songs and giving yells. 
Unless this coming season Is different from its prede- 
cessors there will be a grand "scrap" before Com- 
mencement between the two under classes. The 
college will need all of the esprit de corps available 
after It to heal the moral wounds received and pre- 

pare the student-body for the final wind-up in June. 
The senate should call a mass-meeting either after 
chapel or while the baseball team Is practicing on 
the campus and give a few yells with perhaps a song 
or two. In this way we would be able at the next 
home game to more creditably show our appreciation 
of the good work of the team. 

The increase in social activity which has charac- 
terized the last few months here at college Is highly 
commendable. It was not long since the day when 
a small and occasional Informal was about the only 
social event of the entire year. The present interest 
shown in entertainments, musicales, and dances by 
the students plainly indicates that we have at last 
reached a point where we can consider ourselves as 
on a par with other institutions of our kind. We 
have heard much during the past year about a sopho- 
more hop instead of a senior prom., but, judging from 
the indignant attitude assumed by the sophomores 
when this scheme was proposed recently, that class 
cannot have enjoyed the confidence of the upper 
classes who have discussed the matter at great 
length. There seems to be no good reason why the 
sophomore hop should not be Introduced. We all 
know by actual experience that the sophomores are 
the least taxed of any of the four classes. They 
have no expenses which college custom dictates 
that they should meet and since it is quite essential 
that some undergraduate social event should occur 
at Commencement, a hop given by them is the nat- 
ural sequence of thought. The senior class is 
obliged at this time to assume financial obligations of 
enormous proportions and they should be excused 
from the expense and labor entailed by the prom. 
It is now too late to introduce the plan this year and 
the class of 1908 cannot be blamed for kicking when 
asked to establish the precedent. Besides, it is 
but human that they should realize that if action Is 
postponed until next year, they will escape not only 
the hop, but the prom. Doubtless the senior and 
junior classes have thought of that also but the 
change must be made sometime. The present 
sophomore class is without question the largest 
and best one ever enrolled at this college. It 
is therefore admirably fitted to initiate the sopho- 
more hop. There seems to be little regard felt for 


the senior class by the present sophomores which is 
probably the real reason why the latter refuse to give 
their supposed guardians the hop. To discriminate 
between the merits and demerits of this question Is a 
delicate proposition which we shall not attempt In 
spite of the setback of this year we trust that the 
quest.on has been so thoroughly agitated, that the 
class of 1909 will feel in duty bound to give a hop in 
June, 1907, even although it occasions some sacri- 
fice upon their part. 


M. A. C, 3; U. of M., 2. 

April 12, the baseball team defeated University of 
Maine In the first home game. 

Frost, Maine's best pitcher, started the game and 
pitched very effectively for five innings, retiring In 
favor of McDonnell who gave way to Hall In the 

Captain Kennedy was in the points for Massachu- 
setts and kept the hits well scattered except in the 
seventh when three hits, one of scratch order, were 
secured off his delivery, but only one run resulted as 
Cobb and Tirrell completed a double play, retiring 
Maine, thus pulling Kennedy out of what appeared to 
be a bad hole. 

Massachusetts started scoring at once. Grady 
reached first after striking out as Gordon dropped the 
ball. O'Donnell followed with a grounder to Mayo 
who fumbled, and in a series of errors Grady 
crossed the plate. Clark drew a pass and stole sec- 
ond. Cobb fanned. Tirrell reached first on four 
wide ones and Chase failed to connect with the ball 
French forced Tirrell at second with a hit to short 
stop retiring the side. Maine failed to get a runner 
by third in their attempt to score. 

In the fourth Tirrell reached first on an error by 
Mayo. Chase struck out and French filed out to 
Higgins. Shattuck singled and Kennedy followed 
with a hit into left field scoring Tirrell. Maine 
scored in their half. With one down, Scales drew a 
pass and stole second, and reached third on a scratch 
hit by Mayo. Blossom went out on a grounder to 
Kennedy, Scales scoring. Gordon retired his side by 
flying out to Grady. 

It was one, two, three order up to the seventh 
when Maine tied the score on three singles, but Cobb 
retired the side by doubling Sawyer at third and 
throwing to first ahead of Higgins. Neither side 
scored in the eighth but In the ninth Shattuck reached 
first on a scratch hit and went to second on Ken- 
nedy's pretty sacrifice. Grady got in front of one 
of Hall's shoots and was passed to first. With the 
bases full Clark waited and Hall failed to locate the 
plate, forcing in the winning run. 

The features of the game were a one hand catch of 
a foul by Cobb and the fielding of Clark and Kennedy. 

The score \ — 

M. A. C. 

Grady. •., 
O'Donnell, s., 
Clark, m.. 
Cobb, 3, 
Tirrell, I. 
Chase. 2, 
French, c. 
Shattuck, r., 2. 
Kennedy, p., 
Warner, r., 


Sawyer, m., 
Burns, 2, 
Higgins. 3. 
Chase, I, 
Scales, s.i 
Mayo, I , 
Blossom, r., c, 
Gordon, c. , 
Frost, p., 
McDonnell, p. r.. 
Hall, p.. 






























































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Wesleyan 4; M. A. C. 2. 

Our team was defeated by Wesleyan at Middle- 
town, April 18, 4 to 2 In an Interesting game. Both 
teams played excellent ball but the bulk of the work 
fell on the pitchers, Monroe and Cobb. Monroe did 
finely holding us down to four hits and striking out 
nine men. He was well supported by Day. Cobb 
kept the Wesleyan people guessing until the last of the 
game when he was found for several long drives 
which, however, did not come at the right time. M. 
A. C. scored two runs in the third by a combination 
of three hits and loose fielding. Wesleyan tied the 





score in its half of the third. In the sixth Day's two 
bagger over Clark's head brought in Soule and again 
in the eighth he brought in Burke on a hard hit to 

The score 1 — 


Hancock, r., 
Haley. 2. 
Cunningham, s., 
Monroe, p., 
Smith. 1, 
Taylor, 1,3, 
Burke, m.. 
Kipp. 3, 
Soule, I., 
Day, c 


Grady, I., 
Kennedy, 3, 
Clark. m„ 
Cobb, p., 
Tlrrell, l„ 
French, c, 
Warner, r., 
Shattuck. 2, 
O'Donnell, s., 





































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Total, 33 4 24 6 1 

Wesleyan, 2 10 1 —4 

M.A. C. 2 0—2 

Runs— Hancock. Haley, Burke, Soule, Grady, O'Donnell. Sacrifice hit— 
Cunningham. Stolen bases— Burke, Cunningham 2, Soule. Two-base 
hit— Day. First base on balls— off Cobb 2. Left on bases— Wesleyan 9, 
M. A. C. 4. Struck out— Hancock 2, Monroe 2, Smith, Taylor 2. Kennedy 
3, Clark, Tlrrell, French 2, Shattuck 2. Batters hit— Kipp, Haley, Grady. 
Passed ball— Day. Time— 1 h. 45 m, Umpire— Schiffer. 

Colleg? ftoits- 

— W. F. Chace, '07, passed the holiday In Boston. 

— H. T. Pierce, '07, was visited by his brother 
last week. 

— Pray and Scott, '06, are taking the Civil Service 

— W. H. Craighead has returned from his short 
trip to Boston. 

— S. L. Davenport, '08, entertained his brother 
here la:, week. 

— F. L. Edwards, '08, recently spent a few days 
with his brother in New York. 

— We hope that the last snow storm of the season 
occurred on the 9th of this month. 

— Dr. Charles Wellington has returned from a short 
vacation visit to Atlantic City, N. J. 

— The tennis courts about college are now all In 
fine shape and It seems that the game will be as 
popular here as it was last year. 

— The Informal which was to have been held on the 
21st has been postponed until the 28th. 

— H. L. White, '08, has been elected acting 
assistant business manager of the Signal. 

— Miss Dacy, formerly a special student here, 
recently spent a few days at Draper hall. 

— G. W. Searle, ex-'07, and Rodman Blake, 
ex- '08, spent a few days about college recently. 

— Considerable work has been done on road 
improvement about college since our last Issue. 

— At certain parts of the day the campus seems to 
be quite well covered with sophomore surveying 

— The seniors made their first appearance in cap 
and gown at chapel on the Monday morning following 

— Since the law has been off on trout several fish- 
ermen from college have tried their luck with fair 
success. * 

— Dr. Stanley L. Galpln of Amherst college will 
take charge of Mr. Herrick's classes during the 
absence of the latter abroad. 

— C. A. White, '09, President of the Young Men's 
Christian association here attended a convention of 
Y. M. C. A. leaders held at Williams college. 

— Rice, ex- '07, who Is now In Dartmouth college 
was in Springfield for his Easter vacation and came 
up to Amherst on Sunday to renew old friendships. 

— Dr. Stone has been Invited to deliver a course of 
lectures on vegetable physiology, In connection with 
the six weeks summer school at the University of 

— There has been considerable talk of having a 
Sophomore Hop instead of the regular Senior Prom, 
but in a recent class meeting held by '08 this plan 
was defeated by a large majority. 

— Governor Guild has signed the appropriation bill. 
Professor Brooks has already made some arrange- 
ments on the building of the new barn, and an architect 
has begun work on Dr. Stone's building. 

— Dr. Stone has introduced into W. W. Rawson's 
greenhouses at Arlington, some electrical experiments, 
and a lively half-page article was published In the 
S unday Herald, April 1 , on the subject. 



— Dr. A. E. P. Rockwell from Worcester has been 
visiting and looking over the college recently. Others 
visitors are A. M. McMeans of the Ontario Agricul- 
tural College, and Robert Miller, a rose grower of 
East Brookfield. 

—The Young Men's Christian association has just 
received from Newton Shultis, '96, a contribution 
consisting of several books. These will be kept in the 
association's rooms and it is hoped will form the 
nucleus about which will grow a library. 

—Miss Eleanor Kessler, the famous soprano, who 
sang in Amherst on the 20th, has been stopping at 
the home of Professor Babson while in town. This 
promising young singer has been studying in Germany, 
and it was while in that country that she became 
acquainted with Professor Babson 's family. 

—One of the things which the alumni will miss 
when they come back to Amherst in June is the sight 
of the old ' ' Hash House. ' ' This old building had long 
been an eyesore and this spring it has been torn down 
and moved away. This opening shows a beautiful 
stretch of mountain scenery from Draper hall west and 

—Mr. Louis R. Herrlck, instructor in modern 
languages, and Miss H. Mildred French of Buffalo, 
were united in marriage on the 14th of this month.' 
Miss Vlda French, ex-'07, acted as maid of honor. 
Mr. and Mrs. Herrick will sail for Europe early next 
month and upon their return will make their home in 

—The gander party or poverty ball given by the 
seniors in the Drill Hall last Tuesday night was quite 
a success. Some of the "ladies' " costumes were 
certainly unique and many of the others showed great 
originality. The first prizes was won by Pierce and 
Gasklll (lady) and the second was won by Pray and 
Taft (lady). 

—On Sunday, which was an ideal spring day, 
several parties of students visited places of Interest on 
the hills and mountains about the town. Among these 
places were Pelham, the Notch and especially the 
caves of Sunderland where Tannatt, '06, who has 
done special work in geology at Amherst college 
explained the formation of the rocks to those who 
accompanied him. 

— Capt. George Martin recently gave an informal 
address in Red Men's hall before the E. M. Stanton 
Grand Army Post and Woman's Relief Corps. 
Captain Martin's subject was "Military Service in the 
Philippines. " As the Captain has seen active service 
in the islands his talk was very Instructive as well as 

—The College Musical clubs gave a short concert 
in the Amherst town hall previous to a dance held 
there on Wednesday evening, April 18. Each num- 
ber was well rendered and the Mandolin club especi- 
ally received just applause. The first number was 
the overture "Starlight" by the college orchestra. 
This was followed by a cornet duet by S. S. Rogers 
and R. W. Peakes. The third number was by the 
Mandolin club which played the waltz "Dearie." 
The Glee club then sang "The Song of the Cannibal." 
The last number was the march "Gibson" by the 
Mandolin club. The concert was followed by dancing 
for which the college orchestra furnished music. 


It Is generally admitted that the College Signal 
and its predecessor the Aggie Life have done a great 
deal for the college. This work Is not especially 
noticeable but if the publication of the paper should be 
stopped It is reasonable to suppose that the close 
relations existing between alumni and undergraduates 
would be broken and the general efficiency of the col 
lege would suffer. For these reasons the Signal 
must be constantly on guard that its general tone shall 
not be lowered. As time goes on this is becoming 
more difficult owing to the greater demands made 
upon us by the faculty In our regular work. At times 
the editor-in-chief finds that it Is difficult to secure 
copy from his subordinates as they claim that college 
duties interfere. As the Signal goes to press early 
Saturday morning it is essential that much writing 
should be done in the hurry and hustle of the college 
week. It is entirely impracticable to change the time 
of publication. In addition to the matter of copy, we 
find that the proof reading is likewise hampered by the 
press of other duties. Yet If there are mistakes In 
the paper when it comes out everyone from the faculty 
down to the greenest freshman points the finger of 
scorn at the editorial board and helps sling the mud. 
All of the preceedlng editors of the Signal realize 



what a nuisance and a bother the proof Is and how 
sadly It eats into the hours of every other Monday 
evening. We believe that in view of the great 
importance of the Signal, the faculty should allow 
certain persons, most properly, the editor-in-chief, one 
hour every two weeks or more if necessary to devote 
solely to the production of the Signal. An arrange- 
ment of this sort is absolutely essential If the paper is 
to receive the attention which Is required to properly 
publish it. It will be argued that this scheme is 
utterly Impractical, that a satisfactory arrangement 
could never be made, that It would establish a bad 
precedent.etc. Yes, everything is impractical, every 
thing is impossible to those who do not desire to grant 
a request, but the scheme has been found to work well 
in other college* and it seems as though It should here 
also. When we consider the time that is put Into 
athletics it does not seem wasted and no one would 
venture to oppose absences thus excused. The people 
engaged upon the college paper are doing work that 
Is just as laudable and one that is likely to mean much 
to them In the future. There is a startling lack of 
literary ability at this college and what little there is 
should be encouraged as it will be of great value to 
those who wish to express their ideas at anytime in 
print. At present there is no incentive to get onto the 
Signal board for it only entails a lot of hard work, 
very little honor and much criticism. Under these 
conditions it is fallacious to expect that the Signal 
will do good work. At the last analysis all of the 
faults of this paper can be excused by saying that there 
is a lack of time. On behalf of the editorial board I 
make this plea for more time and then whatever may 
be the outcome, no opportunity will be presented to 
offer the old excuse. This problem does not seem of 
much moment to an outsider but those who have had 
the experience will realize that It is not merely an idle 
fault finding to fill space but a real and vital question 
in the publicity «x of the College Signal. 

A magnificent new library building will be erected 
at the University of Chicago. It is to be called the 
Harper Memorial Library after the late President 
Harper, and is expected to cost $1,250,000. It will 
be the largest building of its class in the world, the 
main reading room being 55 feet wide, 216 feet' long 
and 40 feet high. 


Over in "North" there is a large room which has 
been loaned by the college authorities to the students 
for the purpose of a reading room. Since the college 
library subscribes for all the scientific papers of the 
day the student organization known as the "Reading- 
Room Association" has only to furnish the daily 
papers and weekly and monthly magazines. It has 
been found advisable to delegate to the association 
the distribution of the mail, and they likewise have 
charge of the public telephone. Unfortunately few of 
the students realize the proper use of the room, and it 
has long since become the popular lounging-place 
toward which everyone drifts when the weather is 
inclement. As a result we find the place in a con- 
tinual state of "rough-house" with the magazines 
scattered everywhere except in their proper places 
and the papers often torn and disfigured. Under " 
these circumstances it is impossible for the janitor to 
keep the room neat and tidy. Another abuse which 
is prevalent at times is the borrowing of the maga- 
zines by various students for periods extending from a 
couple of hours to a year or more. Occasionally we 
find that some one has indiscriminately slashed the 
papers to secure a clipping of interesting news. The 
reading-room association has unjustly been blamed 
for all of the failings noted above, but when one calmly 
considers them, it is evident that they are powerless 
to remedy a single one. This committee is large 
and cumbersome, so large that it is impossible to call 
a meeting more than twice a year and therefore the 
executive powers are in the hands of the president 
and secretary with the former largely a side-issue 
Owing to this fact many of the representatives chosen 
by the underclassmen are selected as a joke and the 
reading room directors have lost caste in the eyes of 
the students. It would be well if the number of 
directors were cut down from seven to three, but in 
any event It Is plain that the enforcement of strict 
rules In the reading room Is beyond the powers of the 
committee in charge. If the students want a good 
reading room they must conduct themselves with that 
object In view and require that all others do likewise. 
Under those conditions the troubles which now exist 
will cease and the reading room will at once assume 
a more civilized appearance. At present this day 
seems far distant. Indeed we prophesy that when the 


angel Gabriel comes at the day of doom he will have 
the search of his life should he desire to consult the 
last number of the literary Digest or Argosy in the 
M. A. C. reading room. 


Where once stood a shabby, wooden structure with 
narrow gables and pointed dormer windows there is 
now an empty cellar hole ! Where once there were 
furnished rooms whose plastered walls quaked at 
times with shouts and laughter, and the cheery rattle 
of dishes and the jingle of knives and forks, In the 
warmer days, floated through the open windows out 
across the neighboring fields, there is a void dis 
turbed only by the soughing of the pines of the wind- 
break to the west ! 

We build and when that which we build shall have 
become unfit for our occupancy, or ourselves shall 
have outgrown Its accommodations, we abandon the 
old and build anew, rearing such edifices as shall 
meet our needs. The old remains as a monument to 
Its past usefulness. To be sure it may be put to such 
widely varied uses that no one would suspect that for 
which it was originally intended. Or its halls may be 
emptied, its windows battened and its doors fastened, 
and the present generation question its past history 
with a veneration not unmingled with curiosity. 

Yes, the old "hash-house" is gone. It is gone 
but not by fire. Ah! no! 'twas sold for dollars, and 
human hands removed It with even more haste than 
that in which It was erected nearly two-score years 
ago. Would that It might have burned and left Its 
ashes a testament of its hospitality. But Its sides 
have been rent from Its timbers and these in turn 
unjointed. On wagons they have been drawn to the 
hamlet of North Amherst to be used for no unworthier 
purpose than the construction of a dwelling-house. 

This old dining-hall was one of the original build- 
ings of M. A. C. and, like other buildings, has a his- 
tory of Its own, but it is a plain, simple story. To 
provide for the entering class of 71 the work of con- 
struction progressed rapidly. The dining-hall was 
under the full charge of the college until 1887 cr 
1888. The managnment was then granted to a club 
formed by a number of the students for promoting the 
Interests of "foods and feeding." The dining-hall 
remained under student control until its discontin- 

ue In January, 1903, the date of the opening of 
Draper Hall, Its successor. How well the undertak- 
ing was financiered or how well the Interests of "foods 
and feeding" were promoted, we dare not say but 
leave the question to be answered by those of the 
alumni whose purses or digestive organs may have 
been sometimes inconvenienced. The old dining-hall 
gained, perhaps deservedly, the. name "hash-house" 
In the early years of its existence, and this term has 
been handed down to the present time and is applied 
rather undeservedly, to the modern structure, pro- 
perly called Draper Hall. Another tradition of the 
old dining-hall persists in the management of 
the new, that of allowing students to act as 
waiters, and so far as possible these positions have 
been filled by members of athletic teams. Many 
have thus earned their board throughout all or a part 
of their college course. 

Yet, so simple a history must recall to the minds of 
no small part of a numerous alumni many anecdotes 
of the days of auld lang syne. At the table in the 
old dining-hall there once sat our late President 
Henry H. Goodell, side by side with Prof. Brooks 
when the latter was "one of the boys." The old 
dining-hall of wood may be no more, but the "hash- 
house" of our college days must surely awaken pleas- 
ant recollections. 

The removal of the old dining-hall has, however, 
greatly improved the appearance of the grounds.' 
The small barn, devoted to experimental research 
along lines of feeding live stock, which has hitherto 
been shielded by the old, dingy hall from the view of 
passersby now commands attention. There are other 
buildings on the campus which, by contrast with the 
stone and brick structures of more recent years, 
appear decidedly antiquated, but we must patiently 
await the "millenium" of M. A. C. when the tax- 
payers of our enterprising commonwealth have been 
brought to realize the value of an agricultural 

Great preparations are being made for the relay 
race carnival on Franklin Field this year. Yale, Har- 
vard, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Chicago, Michigan, 
Dartmouth, Lehigh and Swathmore will be among 
the contestants. There will also be events for the 
high schools. Over 1000 athletes entered last year. 







One of the best shows seen at college for years was 
held at the Senate chamber (10 South) recently. 

The cast was made up of worthy, fair-minded men 
who acted their parts with the ease and grace of foot- 
light favorites. 

The costumes were varied, and the new class pipes 
with their bright silver trimmings cast a shadow on 
the "makings" which usually adorn such occasions. 

The curtain raiser was a short sharp rap on the 
table by the presiding officer, after which the chorus 
rendered that pathetic ballad, "Let the Freshmen eat 
in Peace, or down with a college custom." This 
song was charmingly rendered and received quite a 
hand from the house. 

Several monologues followed which were more or 
less amusing. The funniest thing in the whole per- 
formance was when the company decided, in order 
that no china should be broken at the freshmen ban- 
quet, that the freshmen should be guaranteed a sanc- 
tuary outside of the town limits, and that they could 
go on their banquet any time between April twentieth 
and June first. 

Thus to be safe the freshmen can stroll down the 
hill a few hundred feet west of the campus and be 
safe in the town limits of Hadley. 

The finale, during which the assembly did some 
clever work in shooting cigarette butts into the sacred 
fireplace, was intensely breezy. 

The curtain fell with the whole company singing 
"Tough on Naughty-eight." "Ann" '08. 



The long, dreary winter is a thing of the past. 
Spring was a late comer but we may well feel sure 
that she is really with us again, for the turf is becom- 
ing green on the lawns and rich moist spots of the 
campus -nd the mud, hub- deep, has formed and dried. 
The trees will soon put forth their tiny green leaves 
into the delights of the sunshine. While the sudden 
transformation is taking place and the desolate aspect 
of brown fields and leafless boughs is being supplanted 
by the lovelier landscape of which M. A. C. may 
well be proud, there occurs to the Autocrat that there 
Is still a chance for improvement. 

Now, the Autocrat is not forever looking at the 
dark side of things ; he does not want to seem pes- 

simistic, but he is constantly looking ahead, and 
delights to express, in his anonymous manner, ideas 
upon those affairs which should be of Immediate con- 
cern to the students, as a whole as well as individually, 
and those conditions and events which are of present 
interest must also be of interest to those who are to 
succeed us. The Autocrat, too, has his ears open 
for opinions of his fellow- students, and discussions of 
general concern which arise from day to day are sure 
to be weighed in the balance and reflected in the col- 
umns of the Signal with such criticisms as may be 
deemed advisable. The "Board of Editors " feels 
that through the columns of "The Autocrat" it may 
serve a moral purpose by sifting out trivial differences 
that may, from time to time, arise among the stu- 
dents or among their organizations. The board may 
go a step further, and express, by the same instru- 
ment, relations of faculty to students and offer sug- 
gestions whereby "the powers that are" and "the 
powers to be" may be brought, perhaps, to a mutual 
understanding. The Autocrat does not intend to pre- 
sume too much. He does not want to infringe upon 
the part which frank, outspoken editorials should play, 
nor will he interfere with the work which the "Col- 
lege Senate" Is charged with, for in many instances 
brief and forceful, verbal appeals and decrees carry 
more weight than pages of the most finely constructed 

And so the Autocrat has been appraised that there 
is a chance for improvement somewhere, and he con- 
siders that there are more than one among the stu- 
dents who realize that there Is a chance for improve- 
ment. The Autocrat must first make a confession 
that he understands but little the principles of the 
planting of public grounds and but little why the 
improvements suggested below have not been carried 
out more thoroughly. Therefore he does not 
intend this as a criticism of the methods employed 
or of the incompleteness of the work of the various 
departments but rather desires to call these chances 
for improvement to the front that all may recognize 
them as essential and of prime importance. 

First, we may consider the need of a better physi- 
cal connection between the college buildings and those 
of the Hatch Experiment Station. The road across 
the Ravine has been improved greatly this spring by a 
generous coating of cinders and for wagons is very 


good. But there is need of a side-walk, preferably 
concrete, a need which is felt mostly strongly by those 
who have occasion to pass along the roadway when It 
rains and particularly in the springtime and during win- 
ter thaws. This will require money but Is most cer- 
tainly a needed improvement. A concrete walk will 
be found of inestimable convenience up the hill from 
the east experiment station building, connecting with 
the walks at the top, especially so when the proposed 

use of the botanical building for experimental purposes 
is made. 

Again, the more general transplanting of ornamen- 
tal trees and shrubs from the nursery to the grounds 
of Draper hall and the Veterinary Science building 
would seem to Insure the improvement of these build- 
ings. North college, the Chapel- Library and Inter- 
vening grounds owe their picturesqueness to planting 
judiciously made years ago. Of course, we cannot 
expect to produce immediate effects but a beginning 
must be made. Resources are surely adequate in 
these instances. There are other bare spots and 
triangular grass plots which might be improved to the 
advantage of the broad mowing fields. The ravine 
is a glorious nook, in its wild and careless beauty. 
Yet it affords an excellent opportunity for the exercise 
of the landscape art at some future time. This is 
not a need, however, and must be passed over. 

When the trees leaf out we shall notice many dead 
limbs and unshapely branches, especially on the elms. 
A discriminate use of the pruning-shears and saw 
would greatly improve the appearance of these other- 
wise fine specimens which grow more stately each 
year and will some day be the glory of the approaches 
to the college buildings. There are other needful 
improvements which would require an especial appro- 
priation. Of some of these improvements we are 
probably not aware. 

Suffice it to say, that in order to bring results there 
must be no rasping of partsof the college mechanism. 
There may be a division of labor among the depart- 
ments but there must be a mutual understanding as 
to what work each department shall perform independ- 
ently, and for what work the departments may com- 
bine their resources to the best advantage. And if 
each department performs faithfully its prescribed 
work there should be nothing left undone. 

Our roads, our fields, our lawns and our buildings 

would then win admiration from our visitors, our 
alumni and ourselves, for all Is ours and the more 
each individual Instructor and each individual student 
feels that all Is ours, the more nearly do we approach 
unity of thought, of word, of action. 


D?par-tmtivf |Mot?s. 

The department of Horticulture and Landscape 
Gardening of Massachusetts Agricultural College 
held a school garden Institute at Horticultural Hall, 
Boston, Mass., on Saturday, April 21. The Instl'- 
tute was designated primarily to help teachers who 
wish to undertake school gardening, but all interes- 
ted were invited. The program was as follows : 

A. M. 

Preliminary considerations, Mr. Waugh 

Administrative methods— How successful schools are 
. mana «^- Mr. Adams 

Selection of sites and preparation cf soils. 

Mr Waugh 
Cultivation and care of soils ; the care and use of 

,00ls ' Mr. Blake 

Laying off the garden ; what to plant, 

Mr. Hemenway 
The garden culture of common vegetables, 

Mr. Blake 
How to grow certain annual flowers, Mr. Canning. 
How to make notes and keep records. 

Mr. Hemenway 
The institute was under the general direction of 
Prof. F. A. Waugh, assisted by Mr. H. S. Adams, 
chairman of the school garden committee of the 
Massachusetts Horticultural Societies, Mr. M. A. 
Blake, Instructor in horticulture at M. A. C, Mr. 
H. D. Hemenway, a graduate of M. A. C, and a 
well-known authority in school garden work, director 
of the school gardens at Hartford, Conn., and Mr. 
Francis Canning, head gardener at M. A. C. 

The central Idea of the Institute was to give simple, 
plain suggestions for the practical horticultural opera- 
tions involved in school gardening, requiring a knowl- 
edge of soils, fertilizers, seeds, planting and cultivation 
of plants. Those attendant at the institute were 
invited to ask practical questions which interested 
them, and the Institute was made In every way a 
practical educational affair. 










cultural society of Hartford, Conn Z,! . ! ? r , denln 8- Th « correct and Incorrect 

™. r. A. Wau gh nas recent, b een on a JCSTE ^^« JT^^S 

trip to Georgia, visiting principally in Savannah and 
Jacksonville. While there, he secured photographs 
from which he has since prepared two excellent sets 
of lantern slides, one of which, accompanied by an 
interesting lecture, he exhibited before the Stock- 
bridge club on April 16. The slides were mainly 
representative of the work in landscape gardening and 
truck gardening in the South, with a few slides here 
and there admirably depicting certain characteristics 
and peculiarities of that part of the Union. The 
southern style of architecture is very different from 
that which we are accustomed to, and the effects 
obtained in the landscape gardener's art are quite 
different from what we see here in the North. The 
lecture was interesting and instructive. 

The department of Horticulture, aided by Dr. Fer- 
nald, Is making a strenuous fight in the apple orchard 
against the San Jose" scale. Some of the trees are 
badly infected, and nothing but a most rigid campaign 
will save them. The lime-sulphur solution,— sixteen 
parts lime, sixteen parts sulphur, and fifty parts water 
is being applied, the Mystry nozzle being chosen to 
do the work. Mr. Blake has arranged a Y delivery 
tube whereby two nozzles may be used for one pipe, 
thus making the application of spray more rapid.' 
About sixty of the most infected trees are in the 
charge of Dr. Fernald, who is conducting experiments 
with different mixtures and solutions upon them. 

An addition to the equipment of the class in land- 
scape gardening has been made, in the nature of a 
new transit and a plane-table. 

Prof. F. A. Waugh, in conjunction with the horti- 
cultural professors of several of our colleges In this 
section of the. country, has arranged a lantern slide 
exchange, whereby the sets of slides owned by the 
different professors are to be passed around for the 
use of all. About eight or nine are in the exchange, 
and the various sets of slides as they come around in 
the exchange promise to prove interesting and 

The first set of slides was shown before the Stock- 

slides taken mostly from photographs of Vermont 
homesteads, although several Southern views added 
greatly to the variety of the exhibit. Views of Central 
Park showed what the landscape gardener has done 
there towards producing natural and artistic scenes 
Several views from Lake Champlaln showed whai 
Nature herself has done to produce beautiful and 
arhstic effects. The slides were varied and Interest- 
ng Professor Waugh explaining the various lessons 
to be drawn. 

Professor Hume of North Carolina, who has been 
spending a little time in Amherst while on his way to 
Montreal, was then requested to give a short talk 
He spoke of the horticultural conditions In his own 
state, North Carolina, explaining just what Is done in 
various sections of the state in this line of work 
The students showed their appreciation by a remark- 
ably good attendance. 

Mr. Niel F. Monahan, assistant at the East Exper- 
iment Station, has been doing special work in the 
separation of onion and tobacco seed for the farmers 
of this district, who seem to well appreciate the value 
of such work. For the separation of onion seed, the 
Geburder Rdber, Wutha blower Is used. For the 
tobacco seed, the type of blower used by the United 
States Department of Agriculture, with a few modifi 
cations suggested and applied by Mr. Monahan, i s 
found to do excellent work. 



During the trip of the Better Farming Special 
hrough the state, many older graduates of the col- 
lege appeared among the audiences at various towns 
to view the work that has been done recently, and to 
greet their old professors. 

72.— Lemuel LeBarron Holmes of New Bedford 
Judge of the Superior court of Massachusetts was 
sitting at the Middlesex court house in East Cam- 
bridge last month, and the trial of Schidlofskl the 


wife murderer, who will soon go to the electric chair 
came before him. 

Ex- 72.— 77k? American Review of Reviews for 

April, in commenting on Frederick A. Ober's new 

book " Columbus the Discoverer," contributed to the 

Heroes of American History series (Harpers) says : 

'This is a brief, popular recasting of the life of the 

great explorer, by one who has made extensive 

researches in the West Indies and has gained at first 

hand much information regarding the routes followed 

by Columbus in his several voyages and the lands that 

he explored." 

Ex- '80. -Alfred S. Hall of Revere, who has 
already served his town in the General Court of Mas- 
sachusetts as a representative, is probably to be a can- 
didate for a seat In the State Senate next fall. 

'81.— Arthur Whittaker of Needham died at his 
home the latter part of March last. He was well 
known as a successful market gardener, having made 
particular progress in the development of early sweet 
corn, of which he made a specialty. 

'33.— E. A. Bishop has charge of the agricultural 
work in connection with the Hampton Industrial Insti- 
tute, Hampton, Va. 

'83.— S. M. Holman, Attleboro, has recently been 
re-elected tax collector of his native town, receiving 
the largest vote cast for any town officer. Mr. 
Holman has repeatedly been called upon to fill this 
office, and appears to have given excellent satisfac- 
tion to his fellow citizens. 

'83.— C. W. Minott is a division superintendent in 
charge of the gypsy moth work. 

'94.— Prof. R. E. Smith of the University of Cal- 
ifornia has recently sent out a bulletin on "Tomato 
Diseases in California." It takes up especially damp- 
ing off, summer blight and winter blight. It is a very 
Interesting and Instructive pamphlet. 

'95.— H. D. Hemenway spoke before the school 
garden institute at Horticultural hall, Boston, April 
21, on "Laying off the garden ; what to plant," and 
also on "How to make notes and keep records." 

'97.— G. A. Drew of Greenwich, Conn., visited 
college recently. 

'99.— W. E. Chapin of Chicopee was In Amherst 
a few days ago. 


Famous for its popular priced Sunday dinners with 

A Specialty made of Banquets 
and Class Dinners. 



Everything New and Up- to- Date. 

Special Attention given to Athletic Teams, Frater- 
nity and Alumni Banquets. 


D. H. KENDRICK, Proprietor. 


To save your sole. 
Come to me for your 

Custom-made Boots and Shoes, 

Repairing a specialty. 


Opposite Town Hall. 

Seniors going into Business 
or Technical Work .-. .-. .-. 

J°l" lle " *°^*y tor «« information concerning 
able positions In all parts of the country We alroJiv h.l. 
im definite places for College, ^nl.erMty andTe/ 
School graduate, to begin work In July or September and th, 
list 1. growing dally. A choice of th. be., •pport.nS.. u 

SUr? Wm ?, n ' " 0nCe> 8taUn * ■«•• cou ™ taken prac 
tlcal experience If any, and line of work preferred. 


Th« National Organization of Bbain Brokbm, 

8«e Broadway, New York City. 

Offices In other cities. 



'01. — R. I. Smith, state entomologist of Georgia, 
has during the last few months issued the following 
bulletins from the office of the State Board of Ento- 
mology : "Peach Insects— A Bulletin of Practical 
Information," 46 pages; "Pear Blight Disease," 19 
pages; "Spraying to Control or Prevent Injury from 
Insects and Plant Diseases," 39 pages. Address, 
Capitol, Atlanta, Ga. 

'02. — The field program for the U. S. Forest Ser- 
vice for April, 1906 gives the following outline of 
work carried on by H. A. Paul and assistant : "Exper- 
iments in seasoning and treating hemlocks and tama- 
rack cross ties, in co-operation with the Chicago and 
Northwestern, and Wisconsin Central Railroad com- 
panies, and experiments in seasoning cedar telephone 
poles, in co-operation with the American Telephone 
and Telegraph company." Address, New Ludington 
Hotel, Escanaba, Mich. 

'02. — D. Nelson West, care of Havana Central 
Railroad, Calle de Zuleta85, Havana, Cuba, is still 
in the employ of J. G. White & Co. of New York 
city, and is at work on an electric road location for 
the company. 

'03. — Albert Parsons, formerly employed In the 
Department of Foods and Feeding of the Hatch 
Experiment station, and more recently at Hood Farm, 
has accepted a position as superintendenf of a large 
farm connected with a hospital at Waverly. 

'03. — W. V. Tower has accepted a civil service 
appointment as assistant botanist and entomologist at 
the experiment station in Puerto Rico. 

'05. — F. L. Yeaw has entered the employ of the 
experiment station at Kingston, R. I., under Dr. 
Wheeler, '83. He will devote his time particularly to 
work In agronomy. 

The mechanical engineering buUding of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania was recently destroyed by a fire 
which broke out the night of February 6. The loss 
sustained w*t nearly $100,000. Most of this amount 
was covered by insurance. As the new engineering 
building Is almost completed, the faculty has decided 

to transfer the department to it. — Ex. 


Ohio pays $750,000 a year for supporting univer- 
sities. For two years past the state has paid to the 
State university $494,200 annually. 


February Sale ! 
Immense Reductions ! 

Clearing for Spring Goods. Prices reduced from 
25 to 50 per cent. 


TICKETS, $1.00. 







All 15e. brands of Cigarettes 
2 for 25c. at 


High Grade Work. 
A Specialty of College Classes. 

102 Main St.. - 




AMHERST. MASS.. MAY 9, 1906 

NO. 13 

Published Fortnightly by Students of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
Students and Alumni are requested to contribute. Communications should be addressed. Collbgh Signal, Amhbrst. Mass. Thb Signal will be 
sent to all subscribers until its discontinuance is ordered and arrears are paid. Subscribers who do not receive their paper regularly are requested to 

notify the Business Manager. 


CLINTON KING. 1907, Editor-in-Chief. 

RALPH JEROME WATTS, 1907, Business Manager. 

MARCUS METCALF BROWNE. 1908, Assistant Business Manager. 
ARTHUR WILLIAM HICGINS. 1907, Alumni Notes. EARLE GOODMAN BARTLETT. 1907 Intercollegiate 

JOSEPH OTIS CHAPMAN, 1907. College Notes. EDWIN DANIELS PHILBRICK, 1908, Athletics 

HERBERT LINWOOD WHITE. 1908, Special Correspondent. ALLAN DANA FARRAR. 1908, Reporter. 



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Y. M. C. A. 

Foot- Ball Association, 

College Senate, 

Reading- Room Association, 


C. H. White. Pres. 
M. H. Clark, Jr., Manager. 
R. W. Pealtes. Pres. 
J. N. Summers, Sec. 

Basket-ball Association, H. 

Athletic Association, 
Base- Ball Association, 
Nineteen Hundred and Eight Index. 
Fraternity Conference, 
T. Pierce. Manager. 

Prof. S. F. Howard, Sec. 
F. A. Cutter, Manager. 
K. E. Glllett, Manager. 
A. T. Hastings, Pres. 

Entered as second-class matter. Poet Office at Amherst. 


We have one excuse to present and at the same 
time imply an accusation. The editor posted a notice 
on the bulletin-board recently announcing when Sig- 
nal copy was due. It was written at the bottom of 
another notice but in such a manner that it could not 
interfere with the first. Some person either as a joke 
or in spite against the Signal tore off this bulletin but 
carefully left the other one. As a result of the 
removal of the notice the athletic correspondent did 
not know when the Signal was to go to press, and 
therefore there are no accounts of the Rhode Island 
and Brown games in this issue. Had the notice 
remained this would not have happened ; as it is, 
neither the athletic editor or the editor-in-chief are to 
blame for the omission which must be ascribed to 
parties unknown. 

The Signal is considering the issue of a special 
alumni edition at some date in the future. It is our 

intention to print at that time communications from 
some of the better known of the alumni, to indicate 
clearly the influence exerted in the world of science 
and business by our graduates and, especially, to pre- 
sent a paper which shall be of great interest to former 
students. Doubtless those of the older alumni who 
subscribe for the Signal often find little in it which 
appeals very strongly to them. The present board 
desiring to heed the demands of all subscribers In an 
impartial manner will endeavor to rectify the situa- 
tion. We find that It is somewhat difficult to decide 
exactly how to go to work upon this matter, and the 
editor-in-chief would welcome any suggestions either 
from the alumni or others. 

We feel that some comment should be made in 
recognition of the enthusiastic work of Professor 
Waugh in delivering so many Illustrated lectures. 
Mr. Waugh shows an interest in the students outside 
of the class-room from which others might learn a 
profitable lesson. The subjects In his department are 
also of the kind which may be admirably illustrated 

t 4 6 


by the stereoptlcon and he has at his command the 
new apparatus in Wilder Hall. The professor* being 
a versatile and entertaining talker, as well as a pasN 
master in the art of mounting the lantern slides, cre- 
ates great interest at these informal gatherings. As 
arrangements have been made for an extensive 
exchange of slides and Professor Waugh is also con- 
stantly adding to his collection of private views we 
anticipate the continuance of the lectures with great 

The proverbial "little bird " of which so many of 
us have heard and yet, I trow, none of us have ever 
seen, informs the editor that some people about col- 
lege think that under the present regime, the Signal 
• is tending to express the opinions of one person and 
not those of a majority of the student-body. Doubt- 
less this is to a certain extent true. Under existing 
circumstances the editor-in-chief is apt In an emer- 
gency to be called upon to supply a third of the entire 
copy and never was this more true than of the present 
issue. This number goes to the press at a time when 
the juniors are in New York and the sophomores are 
recovering from a physics quiz and chasing the fresh- 
men in Hadley meadows. Therefore most of the 
associate editors have fallen below the usual amount 
in their contributions and the editor has been obliged 
to write whether he would or no. Working thus 
under pressure and literally to fill space is a tedious 
process. At such a time it seems as if the only 
requisite for a successful editor was an abundance of 
that fluid called "hot air." Unfortunately the pres- 
ent incumbent of the editorial chair is of a somewhat 
bellicose disposition and unless he feels that there is 
some one to censure or some evil to eradicate, his 
writings tend to become dull and supine. It will thus 
be seen that while the writer realizes his failings, still 
when called upon to write so exhaustively he some- 
times expresses sentiments which appeal to others as 
bigoted and Inte.Tiely radical. The remedy Is within 
the reach of anyone, however. If for each issue of 
the Signal, a good, healthy article, say about 800 
words or two columns, was sent in there would be no 
need for these long, extemporaneous articles which 
are compiled for every Signal just as it goes to press. 
We always solicit correspondence from students and 
alumni. If you are not satisfied with the present 

state of affairs write to the Signal and register 
your kick — but — be careful. The ignominious end 
reached by our correspondent In the last issue is 
indeed unfortunate but discretion tempering the ideas 
expressed will generally prevent any prolonged bad 
feeling. Again it often is possible for one to write up 
on a subject which the Signal has by an oversight 
neglected. If those who are constantly coming 
around to remind the editor of something which he 
has forgotten would only compose an Interesting 
account and place it in the Signal mail box it would 
be almost certain of publication and would escape the 
characteristic style of treatment which all articles 
receive when written by the same person. At times 
it seems as if the attempt to publish the Signal under 
its present policy must fail, not for lack of the raw 
material, but of the finished product. To prevent 
this and at the same time, eliminate the personal 
factor in the paper we again beg of you : — "contrib- 
ute to the Sicnal." 

The Signal greatly regrets the unfortunate and 
untimely controversy which has arisen over certain 
statements published in our last Issue. Such difficul- 
ties are not conducive to that unity of thought and 
action which Is a strong factor In the development of 
college spirit. In order to understand the situation 
we must review the facts of the case. The College 
Senate made a rule in regard to an old custom — the 
freshman banquet — and then a few weeks later 
changed their earlier ruling at the request of the fac- 
ulty. This latter action closely following a disagree- 
ment between the senate and the class of 1908 over 
a sophomore hop was construed by a few to be a 
direct attempt of the former to punish the sophomores 
for refusing to give the hop. Upon the spur of a 
hasty thought, a member of the class of 1908 wrote 
a spicy satire, "a burlesque," which was supposedly 
a parody on a Senate meeting but intended as a harm- 
less bit of pleasantry. Inspired by a no less hasty 
action the Signal published this article and likewise 
an editorial which spoke in a disparaging manner of 
the College Senate. The Signal will entirely discoun- 
tenance the so-called "Burlesque" article, for a 
communication of this nature should never have 
appeared in the college paper. "Even Jupiter some- 
times nods," is the old saying and In this Instance 



the editor-in-chief admits that his better judgment 
and discretion was momentarily distracted by what 
appeared superficially to be a monumental example of 
unjust discrimination. We believe that, as regards 
the offending editorial, the writer of it was justified in 
his stand by the external circumstances but he should 
have investigated the case more thoroughly before 
expressing himself in such a caustic and extravagant 
manner. The writing of an editorial upon such 
meager evidence is a proceeding justifiable only in 
cases of peculiar and extraordinary character. But 
we would respectfully remind the Senate that that 
erratic element of human nature which we indefin- 
itely call the public is apt In many cases to similarly 
misinterpret the kindest and most philanthropic 
motives and, when one proceeds to lay down a dog- 
matic rule, a suggestion of the real reasons for this 
action will save many hard feelings and at the same 
time will not compromise with the dignity of the rul- 
ing body. Again the Signal expresses the keenest 
regret that, through an oversight which, though pos- 
sibly inexcusable, is still in a sense pardonable, the 
College Senate was maligned and ignominiously 
treated In the Issue of April 25. Recalling those 
optimistic words of Isaiah "How beautiful upon the 
mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tid- 
ings, that publisheth peace," the editor-in-chief sin- 
cerely hopes that this apology will appeal to the read- 
ers of the Signal and especially to the College Sen- 
ate as did the envoys of peace to the Israelite prophet 
of old ; and that out of strife and discord shall come 
a closer and more common regard for the welfare of 
our college, a regard which shall increase without 

Athletic Notts- 

Holyoke League 3; M. A. C. 0. 
The college nine received the first shut out of the 
year at Holyoke, April 25, the score being 3 to 0. 
The Leaguers claim that this being only a practice 
game to finally decide the batting order, was not a 
very serious game but our team nevertheless played 
a good article of ball. They were, however, unable to 
hit either Cahlll or Dolan, while a throw by Hoffman 
kept them from scoring while Lothrop was in the box. 
O'Donnel as short-stop connected safely for three 

singles and took care of nine chances, but was cred- 
ited with two errors. Tirrell, as usual did well at first. 
Holyoke scored first in the third on a base on balls, a 
wild pitch and Bagley's single. In the fourth Flem- 
ing landed one back of second, stole third on a single 
and came home on a bunt by Mullen. Hoffman's 
single followed by one by Bagley brought the former 
In on an error by Clark. M. A. C. came nearest to 
scoring in the seventh when French landed one on the 
left field fence which was good for two bases. O'Don- 
nell smashed a hot one which Hoffman stopped at 
center. French attempting to score on the play was 
caught at the plate by a close decision of the umpire. 
The score : 

M. A. C. 

O'Grady. U 
Kennedy, p.. 
Clark, m., 
Cobb, 3. 
Tirrell. I, 
French, c, 
Warner, r., 
Shattuck. 2. 
O'Donnell, s., 


























Hoffman, m., 





Bagley. 1. 





Lawrence, 2, 





Fleming, r.. 





McCormack. 3, 





Mullen. 1., 



Shlncel, c. 



Lark in, s., 



Cahill. p., 


Baerwald, c, 



Doian, p., 




Lothrop, p.. 

Total. 34 10 27 3 I 

Holyoke. 1 10 10—3 

Runs— Larkln, Fleming. Hoffman. Total bases— Holyoke 10, M. A. C. 
7. Stolen bases. Bagley. Fleming. Baerwald, Larkln. Two base hits — 
Hoffman, French. First base on balls— Off Kennedy. Lawrence. Mullen, 
Larkln : off Cahlll. C'ark. French : off Dolan. Shattuck ; off Lothrop, Clark. 
Lefl on bases. M. A. C. 7, Holyoke 7. Struck out, by Cahlll. O'Grady, 
Kennedy 2, Shattuck ; by Dolan, O'Grady, Tirrell ; by Lothrop. Kennedy, 
Warner 2. Batter hit— By Kennedy, Hoffman. Double plays— O'Donnell 
and Frill; Shattuck and Tirrell. Wild pitches— Kennedy 2 Time— lh 
20m. Umpire— Jefferoy. Attendance 1 75. 

Colby 6; M. A. C. 1. 

On April 30, M. A. C. was defeated by Colby on 
the campus, the score being 6 to 1 . Colby excelled 
both at bat and in the fieid. Hubbard pitched well 
enough for Massachusetts, but was poorly supported. 
The first run by Colby was made in the first, when 
Tirrell failed to stop a hot grounder. Kennedy then 
picked up the ball and threw to O'Donnell, who let 
the ball slip through his fingers, the runner scoring. 
In the fourth Colby scored two on errors by O'Don- 
nell and Kennedy and a hit by Hammond. Colby 





scored again in the seventh, eighth and ninth, assisted 
by errors of the home team. Massachusetts scored 
Its run in the fifth on errors by Hammond and 
Coombs and a hit by Hubbard. Massachusetts then 
filled the bases, but Colby pulled out by clean field 
ing. In the last three innings the home team went 
out in one, two, three order. 
The score : 

O'Gradv, I., 
Kennedy, r., 
Clark, m., 
. Cobb, 3, 
Tlrrel!, 1 . 
French, c, 
Shattuck, 2, 
O'Oonnell. s. 
Hubbard, p., 


TUbon. I., 
Dwyer, c, 
Craig. 3, 
Coombs, m., 
Willey, I, 
Tilton, 2. 
Hammond, p. 
Reynolds, s.. 
Palmer, r., 














































36 6 27 9 4 

10 0—1 
10 2 1 1 1-6 


M. A.C.. 

Runs— Reynolds 2, Dwyer, Craig, Coombs. Willey, Shattuck. Sacrifice 
hit— Palmer. Stolen bases— Willey, Reynolds. O'Donnell. First base on 
balls— Reynolds, Clark, Cobb, Tirrell. Struck out. Tilton 2. Clark 2, Hub- 
bard 2, Tribon, Dwyer, Coombs, Reynolds, O'Crady, Kennedy. Batters 
hit— Craig. Reynolds, O'Crady. Passed ball— French. Wild pitch— Hub- 
bard. Time— I h 45m. Umpire— Lamb of Amherst. Attendance — 350. 

M. A. C.j 9; Springfield T. S., 8. 
On May 5, the team defeated the Springfield 
Training school at Springfield, 9 to 8, in a close but 
uninteresting game. Poor support alone prevented 
Lawson, the Training School pitcher, from winning 
the game. With the score standing 8 to 7 in favor 
of the Training School at the beginning of the ninth, 
Purrington made a mess of 'Grady's grounder, and 
the two singles and a double that followed brought in 
the winning runs. Both teams played a loose game 
In the flel<! but the errors of the Springfield players 
were mucn the more costly. Jones caught a good 
game for the Training School, although it was his 
first game behind the bat this year. Kennedy was 
taken out of the box for Massachusetts in the sixth, 
and Hubbard substituted, as the former was being 
hit rather freely. Lawson, on the other hand, kept 
the hits well scattered, and it was largely on misplays 
that the visitors secured their runs. Wright and 

Purrington each got two-baggers, and Cobb and Hon- 
hart rapped out each a brace of singles. Clark did 
the best hitting for Massachusetts. 
The score : 

II. A. C. 


















































































O Grady, I., 
Hubbard, p., 
Clark, m., 
Cobb. 3, 
TirreU, 1, 
French, c, 
Warner, r., 
Shattuck. 2, 
O'Donnell. s., 
Kennedy, p., 


Honhart. I., 
Cobb, r., 
Hawkes. 2, 
Purrington, s., 
Gray. 3. 
Wright, m., 
Prettyman, 1, 

iones, c, 
.awson, p., 

Total. 33 8 27 10 6 

Massachusetts, 2 4 10 2-9 

Training School, 4 2 1 10 0—8 

Runs— O'Crady 2, Hubbard 2. Clark 3, Warner 2, Honhart 2, Cobb 2, 
Prettyman 2, Gray. Jones. Total bases— Massachusetts 9, Training School 
9. Stolen bases— Honhart, Cobb, Warner. Two-base hits— Wright. Pur- 
ington. Clark. First base on balls— off Lawson, Hubbard, Warner 2; off 
Kennedy. Purington, Jones: off Hubbard. Hawkes. Struck out— by Law- 
son, Kennedy, Shattuck, Hubbard, Warner ; by Kennedy. Honhart 2. 
Hawkes : by Hubbard. Prettyman, Jones, Hawkes. Batters hit— by Ken- 
nedy, Cobb. Gray. Double play— Hawkes and Purington. 
Kennedy. Time— 2 h. 15 m. Umpire— Dr. Street. 

Wi'd pitch— 
Attendance— 300. 


The report of the football manager is as follows : — 

Taxes, $402.95 

Baseball, 69.00 

Faculty, 58.50 

Worcester, 65.00 

Brown, 175.00 

Dartmouth, 165.00 

Williams, 75.00 

Bates, 175.00 

Andover, 115.00 

Tufts, 125.00 

S. T. S., 42.50 

Alumni, 274.00 



Printing and stationary 

Telephone, telegraph and express, 





Outfitting, Wright &. Dits 



Outfitting otherwise, 


Baseball deficit, 



Holy Cross, 




N. H. State, 






R. I. State, 






S. T. S., 




Incidentals, stamps, hack 

, etc 

• » 









I have seen vouchers for < 

)nly $429.08. 


»- — 





An informal dance was held in the Drill Hall Sat- 
urday afternoon and evening April 28. The hall was 
prettily decorated with banners along the walls, and 
with potted plants from the plant house in the various 
corners and around the raised stage in the centre 
where the orchestra was situated. The large net was 
hung up at the north end of the hall with an arch way 
made in the centre opening into a space beyond. The 
day was quite warm and between the dances couples 
could be seen wandering over the campus. The col- 
lege orchestra furnished music. Refreshments were 
served in Draper Hail. The patronesses were Mrs. 
Orcutt from Smith college, Miss Rogers from Mt. 
Holyoke, and Mrs, Holcomb and Mrs. Martin from 
M. A. C. Those present were as follows : faculty 
and visitors — Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb of Amherst; 
Mr. and Mrs, Monahan of Amherst ; George Searle, 
ex-'07 and Miss Nowlesof Westfield ; Roy Gaskill 
and Miss Knight of Chicopee. 

Seniors — D. H. Carey and Miss Butler of Smith; 
C. W. Carpenter and Miss Livers of M. A. C. ; G. 
T. French and Miss Shackford of Mt, Holyoke ; E. 
F. Gaskill and Miss Bartlett of Amherst, C. E. 

Hood and Miss Clark of Mt. Holyoke; L.H. Moseley 
and Miss Preston of South Hadley; F. C. Pray and 
Miss Hall of North Amherst; H. M. Russell and 
Miss Cobb of Amherst; G. W. Sleeper and Miss 
Burke of Holyoke; H. A. Suhlke and Miss McPher- 
son of Mt. Holyoke; W. O. Taft and Miss Lucy of 
Northampton; C. A. Tirrell and Miss Bromley of 
Springfield ; Richard Wellington and Miss Willard of 

Juniors — M. H, Clark, Jr. and Miss Tanner of 
Smith ; F. A. Cutter and Miss Bailey of Mt. Hol- 
yoke ; A. A. Hartford and Miss Parker of Smith. 

Sophomores — L. W. Chapman and Miss Wards- 
worth of Hadley; H. C. Chase and Miss Bardwell 
of Amherst ; G. R. Cobb and Miss Burnham of Mt. 
Holyoke ; W, J. Coleman and Miss Walsh of West 
Springfield ; J. G. Curtis and Miss Chapman of West- 
field ; R, E. Cutting and Miss Harlow of Amherst ; 
A. D. Farrar and Miss Whetlock of Westfeld Nor- 
mal ; K. E. Gillett and Miss Wilson of South Had- 
ley; R. H. Jackson and Miss Whitemore of Mt. 
Holyoke; J, R. Parker and Miss Phillips of Mt. 
Holyoke ; E. D. Philbrick and Miss Smith of Smith. 

Freshmen — C. H. Paddock and Miss Lambert of 
M. A. C. ; M. W. Thompson and Miss Lull of Wind- 
sor, Vt. 

College N **S- 

— Doctor Stone spent several days in New Haven 
last week. 

— F. H. Kennedy, '06, was In Boston the early 
part of last week. 

—Richard Wellington, '06, and J.W. Wellington, 
'08, entertained their brother for a few days last 

— Tannatt, '06, who recently passed the Civil Ser- 
vice examinations has been appointed to Geological 
Survey work in Alaska. 

— H. J. Franklin, instructor in botany, has been on 
the Cape recently working In the interests of the 
numerous cranberry growers there. 

Miss Lambert, '09, who has been detained at 

her home in New York since the spring vacation by 
illness, has again resumed her studies. 







— The following committee of the class of 1907 has 
been selected to consided the planting of a class tree : 
F. C. Peters, J. H. Walker and J. W. Summers. 

— Miss Hall, the college librarian, has been attend- 
ing a convention in Boston and during her absence, 
C, F. Allen, '08, ably performed the duties of the 

— While riding on his wheel Saturday evening Pro- 
fessor Howard struck the car track and was thrown 
heavily. His injuries while painful are not regarded 
as serious. 

— Mr. Barton, president of the Y. M. C. A. at 
Amherst college, gave an account of the Student Mis- 
sionary Conference at Nashville at a recent meeting 
of the local Y. M. C. A. 

— A brother of A. W. Higglns, '07, was in San 
Francisco at the time of the earthquake. He has 
returned to his home in Westfield, which place is not 
noted for its seismic disturbances. 

— President-elect Butterfield has been in the West 
on a short vacation. While at Lincoln, Nebraska, 
he delivered the commencement address before the 
school of agriculture of the University of Nebraska. 

— Despite the suggestion of acting-president Brooks 
the students did not celebrate Arbor Day by the plant- 
ing of trees. Some are of the opinion that the col- 
lege authorities should have taken the initiative in this 

— Large quantities of broken iron work and rem- 
nants of farm machinery have been recently removed 
by junk dealers from the ruins of the college barn as 
the first real work in connection with the erection of a 
new building. 

— Several of the juniors electing agriculture have 
invested in eggs from which they hope to bring, in due 
time, a brood of chicks. Thus they are gaining an 
Insight Into the egg-hatching by incubators and inci- 
dentally ha. 1 , an opportunity to obtain some pecuniary 
reward if success crowns their labors. 

— Mr. Peer of Greenfied gave an interesting talk 
April 27 in the college chapel. Mr. Peer Is con- 
nected with an association in Greenfield which is 
advocating the introduction of sheep into Western 
Massachusetts pastures. He spoke enthusiastically of 
the possibilities of this business in the hills of Berk 
shire and Franklin counties. 

— The senior Commencement invitations have 
arrived and everything connected with that event has 
taken a new lease of life lately. An attempt Is being 
made by the senior class to secure President-elect 
Butterfisld as the Commencement speaker and this 
should add to the interest of the event. A large 
number of alumni have signified their Intentions of 
visiting the college in June. 

— Several legislative committees have made hasty 
visits to the college of late. The committee on taxa- 
tion included this institution in the flying trip, which 
it made to Amherst while investigating the 
probable effects of exempting sectarian colleges from 
taxation. Another committee which came to Spring- 
field in connection with a bill pending in the legisla- 
ture visited Amherst, coming up in a special parlor 
trolley car. 

— The freshmen attempted to slip quietly out of 
town last Friday morning on their way to the annual 
banquet at Springfield. The sophomores "got wise" 
however and a few of the latter Interviewed the depart- 
ing freshmen in the historic town of Hadley over to 
the westward. Owing to the senate ruling no attempt 
could be made to stop them outside of Amherst and 
so the sophomores returned, capturing on the way 
back several prisoners whom they kept for a time. 
In the end all escaped but one. A more extended 
account of the banquet will appear in the next issue. 


The banquet of the class of 1 907 is said to have 
been celebrated at the Gerard Hotel, 1 23 West 44th 
street, New York city. That this is not the whole 
truth, however, may be inferred by anyone who has 
taken a similar trip to such a metropolis. The cele- 
bration In reality began when twenty of the class left 
Amherst, in high spirits and with the intention of hav- 
ing the very best possible time, soon after noon, Thurs- 
day, May 3. It was not over until these same twenty 
returned to Amherst all feeling that they had the fun had 
of their lives — a time to be remembered as long as 
the class shall exist. 

At five o'clock in the afternoon the class was safely 
on the New York boat at Hartford, after having spent 
a short time in the city. Tne voyage down the Con- 
necticut was very pleasant Indeed. Even in the joy 
and exuberance of the moment the careful teaching 

of Doctor Lull was not forgotten and notice was taken 
of the broad alluvial plains on each side of the river 
and of the various geological phenomena of the coun- 
try, the formation of strata, river erosion and work of 
the ice. At 6-30 all were summoned below to sit 
down to the lavish spread prepared for them on the 
boat. Jollity and good feeling prevailed during the 
evening, which was passed with singing and story-tell- 
ing. Friday morning found the boat sailing down the 
Sound into New York harbor. The day was spent in 
sight-seeing and the points of greatest interest in the 
city were visited. 

Slightly later than was planned, owing to unavoldaole 
delays, the company sat down to the royal banquet 
given to them by the class of 1909. It was inspiring 
to think that at the same time the freshmen were also 
feasting, though it was not known whether their 
banquet was held in Springfield or Boston. Promptly 
at 8, all rose to give a yell for "the next best class to 
'07." The toastmaster, H. T. Pierce, first called 
upon J. T. Carthers, who responded in a fitting and 
hearty manner although his remarks were somewhat 
more serious and lofty than had been anticipated. 
Next Clifford B. Thompson expatiated on the wonders 
of the "Big Four ".although, this being a secret organ- 
ization, he was unable to enlighten the company on 
its work. Two worthy advocates of fussing, E. G. 
Bartlett, and R. J. Watts spoke upon this delicate 
subject, their remarks being enlivened by that personal 
interest which we call local color. The toastmaster, 
brimming over with good humor, added a few words, 
and called upon F. C. Peters to speak upon 1909. "A 
Vincent" was the subject of other remarks and"botany 
references" were mentioned. Other subjects dwelt 
upon were "Pittsburg and the West" by the famed 
traveler of the class, and "Susie, on the Hand-car" by 
the class treasurer. As some expected members were 
absent, the toastmaster called upon CM. Parker who 
spoke in a few well-chosn and appropriate words at the 
close. The general spirit of the banquet was one of 
good feeling, but yet rather of seriousness and enthusi- 
astic class and college loyalty than of great merriment. 
By this meeting the class was bound even more 
closely together and its unity greatly strengthened. 

An automobile was impatiently waiting at the door 
and, the banquet over, the class took a trip to the 
various Interesting parts of lower New York. A Joss 

house, theatre and restaurant were visited in China- 
town, now the largest Chinatown in the country ; 
thence they passed to little Italy and out upon the 
renowned Bowery where we will charitably leave them 
in their trip to the "Big City." Saturday afternoon 
saw many on the Hartford-bound boat, returning to 
Amherst whither the rest would soon follow. 

THE Y. M. C. A. 

It is not often that we hear of a gift to the local Y.M. 
C. A. Therefore the Signal learns with pleasure 
that an alumnus, Mr. Newton Shultls, '96 of Boston 
has donated about 50 volumes to form the beginning of 
an Association library. These books are upon sub- 
jects which should interest all young men. At pres- 
ent they will be placed in the college library until a 
suitable book-case is provided in the rooms. Here 
it is hoped that they will increase both In numbers 
and usefulness. The college should be grateful to Mr. 
Shultis who has also substantially remembered the 
athletic association within a few months. Such 
deeds are worthy the emulation of other graduates. 

At this point it seems pertinent to say a word con- 
cerning the Y. M. C. A. The association seems at 
present in a very prosperous condition. This is due 
to several reasons. The new president is active, 
energetic and not inclined to be visionary ; but so have 
been many of his predecessors who have not had such 
sucess as leaders. The real reason, we believe is 
because the students are now thoroughly interested in 
the work. Whereas, a year ago when one went to a 
meeting he rarely saw a man who figures much In 
college affairs present, today the majority of the 
really prominent men in college attend more or less 
regularly. That the others do not Is not to their 
credit. The Y. M. C. A. is now run upon a practical 
basis ; its officers and committees are endeavoring to 
make it a real power in college life. We are told 
that an attempt will be made this year to improve the 
annual hand-book which Is at present largely a 
reprint of an edition gotten out In 1894 or earlier. 
Likewise the association hopes to send several dele- 
gates to the Students Conference at Northfleld this 
year. In this way they will indicate to the many 
"prep-school" students that this college Is alive, and 
Indirectly the institution will be more widely advertised. 
If the support which has been accorded the Y. M. C. 




A. of late is continued we may safely prophesy that 
Its scope of work will become yet broader until it 
occupies a unique position in the college annals. 
That it Is entitled to this support is certain for it is the 
only positive power working for good here among 
those that are degrading and demoralizing. 


The Autocrat attended chapel recently. He would 
not have his readers believe that this is an unusual 
event for he never cuts this exercise except when he 
Is out of town, but on this occasion he was especially 
observant. It was an Ideal spring morning and the 
campus was bright and cheerful in the sunlight. 
Birds sang and it only needed some foliage to make 
the scene ideal. To the westward the mists which 
rise from the Connecticut still obscured the view of 
the distant hills and toward the south a line of fleecy 
white smoke revealed the morning train rattling on its 
dusty and tortuous way to Boston. Turning his eyes 
to nearer objects the Autocrat observed many people 
wending their way toward the chapel whose bell was 
soon to summon those of more dilatory habits. All 
classes and societies about college were represented. 
Here was a bunch of dignified seniors hustling to their 
rooms where they were to don the cap and gown, the 
badge which indicates the nearing close of their 
undergraduate career. The Autocrat noticed several 
careless juniors sauntering over from the "Hash- 
House" beyond the ravine, with fists pushed down 
hard In their corduroys and singing a jovial song with 
reckless abandon. Just behind them was a frail- 
looklng youth who, with the assistance of the faculty 
and several other dignitaries, makes the college 

Then there were reckless sophomores wandering 
toward the house of worship and intermingled with 
them were gro os of freshmen. The latter appeared 
anxious lest they might get stuck In "Trig" or flunk 
French before the day was over, but the other classes 
apparently trusted to the Fates which guard the 
average college man and were indifferent to the com- 
ing recitations. As an exception the Autocrat noted 
on the very steps of the chapel a worthy disciple of 
Carhart pondering over "Faraday's Theory of 
Electro- Magnetic Induction" but he was doubtless 

preparing a monstrous bluff for use In case of 

Thus the students poured into chapel in a promis- 
cuous mix-up and finally, as the last tones of the bell 
died away, order appeared out of chaos and each 
class was seated in its proper place in the auditorium. 
On this particular day the services were led by a 
member of the faculty who always commands atten- 
tion by his dignity and personal magnetism. The 
Autocrat was glad to notice, as is always the case 
when this gentleman conducts chapel, that far less of 
the students were studying during the exercises than 
usual. Chapel over, the classes filed out and judging 
from the rush made for the door all were in great 
haste to reach their recitations. The juniors crowded 
in with the seniors and the sophomores tried to go out 
with the juniors. Two of the class of 1908 whose 
exuberant spirits were much in evidence engaged in a 
friendly wrestling match at the top of the stairs and 
one of them inadvertently stepped upon the Autocrat's 
toes, disfiguring his shoes laboriously polished for 
inspection the day before and so interfering with his 
trend of thought that he recalls no more until he 
reached the sidewalk. For the next few moments 
the campus appeared quite animated. Then the 
classes had passed into their recitation rooms leaving 
only a few fortunate people, who had "the first hour 
off," to bask in the sun and discuss the latest vaude- 
ville show or any other subject which came to mind. 

Another day's work was begun. Once more the 
machinery of the college, after a night's rest, was in 
motion and the seemingly interminable routine was 
going on as it has been going on since that remote day 
when the first chapel exercises were held. When the 
Autocrat thought of the countless occasions upon which 
the students have at the call of the bell assembled 
for morning prayers, he was overcome with the utter 
insignificance of his own personal effort. How many 
have gathered in this building day after day and then 
gone out into the world, swallowed up In the oblivion 
of the past. Today a man is in a position to dictate 
the management of college affairs and is able to con- 
trol the policy of the student organizations, tomorrow 
he is a "has-been," a nonentity in so far as the 
undergraduates at Mass'chusetts are concerned. 
Should we not moralize from this ? Does It not 
appeal to each one of us ? Especially we who are 




able by word or deed to exert influence should forget 
our selfish motives, for they are ephemeral, and 
instead work for the general welfare of the college. 
Certainly those efforts will be fruitful after we have 
passed on while those actions which are characterized 
by a disregard of the opinions and rights of others will 
be repudiated by those who come after us. 

D{p&r-tm?ivt" fJot?s. 

With what money that has been appropriated by the 
State Legislature, and the income from insurance on 
the old barn, about $37,000 is available for the erec- 
tion of a new barn. This will necessitate the altera- 
tion of the orginal plans for a new barn, as much 
more than this amount was counted upon. Archi- 
tects are now hard at work on these alterations, and 
soon it will be definitely known what kind of a structure 
will be erected. However, a few general facts in 
regard to the building are now known. The stock- 
barns are to be fire-proof throughout, and the south 
wall of the storage-barn adjoining is to be made of 
cement blocks, thus making it also fire-proof. The 
storage-barn itself is to be an ordinary wooden struc- 
ture, fire-proof to a certain extent on the outside by a 
cement coating, and roof-slating. It is hoped to get 
at least the storage barn completed in time to take in 
the farm crops. 

F. S. Peer, president of the New England Farm- 
Stock Co., delivered an address before the students 
interested in the advantages of sheep-farming in 
New England, April 27. Mr. Peer claims that the 
New England hillsides are especially adapted to sheep 
raising, and that many of the abandoned farms in 
this part of the country are due to a decrease of 
interest in this particular line of farming. The cost 
of stocking a sheep-farm is considerable, but Mr. 
Peer told of a plan whereby sheep are "rented" from 
stock-raisers in Montana, and the profits divided 
between owner and care-taker. The successful oper- 
ation of the plan, for farmers of moderate means, 
involves, the clubbing together of several interested 
men, and the hiring of an experienced shepherd to 
care for the large flock thus formed. This saves the 
great expense of sufficient wire fences, and also 

reduces the danger of injury to the flock by ownerless 
dogs to a minimum. The flock thus formed Is 
driven from pasture to pasture, being capably handled 
by the shepherd and his trained dogs. 

Those particularly interested in the subject were 
invited to take a trip to Leyden and view the plan in 
operation, where a herd of about 2000 sheep is cared 
for. As it was found that a few weeks later there 
would be a much larger number of sheep on the 
ranch, the trip was postponed until early in June. 

E. H. Scott, '06, with the aid of Professor Brooks, 
has secured in the interests of the Stockbridge club 
three sets of lantern slides from Hon. John Hamilton, 
director of Farmer's Institutes, Washington, D. C. 
The slides illustrate three Farmer's Institute lectures 
on the following subjects : 
"Care of Milk," published in Bulletin No. 1. 
"Acid Soils," published In Bulletin No. 3. 
"Profitable Cattle," published in Bulletin No. 4. 

These lectures will be delivered by members of the 
faculty, accompanied by the lantern slides. 

W. B. Hatch, '05, instructor in Drawing and 
Landscape Gardening, has resigned, and his place 
has been taken by C. P. Halligan, '03. 

On the evening of April 24, Professor Waugh 
delivered an address before the Stockbridge club and 
others interested on Fruit Growing in Maine. The 
lecture was accompanied by lantern slides of pear and 
apple orchards In Maine, showing in general" the kind 
of work done there. "Hog Culture," was interest- 
ingly illustrated, and the work of the tent caterpillars, 
and its prevention by spraying, was also well shown. 
Top working, the reasons for, and the methods used, 
was well brought out. 

H. J. Franklin, '03, has gone to the Cape, where 
he will make a thorough investigation of the cranberry 
insects during the summer. 

Dr. Fernald, State Nursery Inspector, has recently 
issued his fourth annual report. 

The work on the plans for the new Botanical build- 
ing is being pushed by the architects, Cooper and 



Bailey. $40,000 is available for the building, and 
$5,000 for equipment. The new building will be 
occupied by the Botanic Department, and Dr. Stone's 
Department at the East Experiment Station, Plant 

H. B. Filer, '06, and W. O. Taft, '06, have been 
doing some practical work in tree- surgery upon a tree 
that stands about half-way up on the road from the 
Experiment Station to the Plant Houses, on the left 
hand side ; the tree was first thoroughly cleaned with 
chisel and mallet of all dead wood inside, then treated 
with creosote, and the hollow filled with Portland 
cement. The work is neatly and well done, and 
deserves great credit. 

It is Dr. Stone's plan to have several of the trees 
containing defects around college treated in different 
ways for the purpose of strengthening them, and giv- 
ing them a longer lease of life. The work is to 
serve as practical illustrations to those students who 
care to take this course of Pathology and Physiology 
of Shade Trees given by Dr. Stone. The course is 
unique at "Mass'chusetts," the only course of its 
kind offered in the country, and is attracting increas 
ing interest of late. 


The class in Vetertnary Science has begun work 
in clinics. 


We understand that a cut system of absences 
from drill will be adopted at the beginning of next 
semester. Captain Martin expects the K.rag-Jargen- 
seu rifles which are to supersede the antiquated 
Springfields before June. The drill at present con- 
sists largely of battalion ceremonies and drill with 
guard-mount and company-drill In extended order. 
Active preparations are being made for the visit of the 
military inspector. Target practice on the range has 
thus far been -onfined to the three upper classes. 

As a consequence of the great development of 
technical education in Germany, complaint is already 
heard of the excess of highly trained technical workers. 
For 1890-91 the total number of students In the 
technical universities was 2,432; in 1904-05 it had 
risen to 15,866. Similar increase is reported in the 
natural-science faculties of the universities and trade 



The Western Alumni association will hold its annual 
meeting and banquet on May 12 at the University 
club, 1 16 Dearborn St., Chicago, III., at 6-30 p. M. 
All M. A. C. men who may be passing through Chi- 
cago at this time are invited to attend. 

A. F. Shiverick, '82, President. 

A. B. Smith, '95, Secretary. 
332 Fifth Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

AH M. A. C. men are glad to hear of the safety of 
several of our alumni who were in California during 
the recent earthquake. R. E. Smith, '94, sent a 
message from Berkeley which stated that both he 
and his sister are well, and have suffered no injury. 
T. F. Hunt, '05, now stationed at Salinas, was 
awakened at 5-20 on the morning of April 18 by the 
falling of brick and plastering. N. D. Ingham, '05, 
was at Santa Monica, Cat., where they received 
enough of a shock to wrench many of the houses. 
Nothing seems to have been heard from E. W. New- 
hall, '05, of San Francisco, but it is sincerely hoped 
that he has received no injury. 

'88.— H. C. Bliss of North Attleboro visited 
Amherst recently, and was initiated into the Kappa 
Sigma fraternity. 

'91. — A peculiarly interesting letter has been 
recently received, postmarked Minas, Brazil. "Oscar 
Vida Barboza Lage e Maria Violeta Be'fort Sage 
participant seu casamento. — Juiz De Fora, 6 de Jan- 
eiro de 1906." Which we, notwithstanding our 
imperfect knowledge of Brazilian, believe to be an 
annoucement of their marriage. We wish them 
prosperity and happiness. 

'95. — Arrangements have been made with H. D. 
Hemenway to conduct a course in nature study ior 
teachers at the Woodland Farm Camp school, West- 
chester, Conn. Mr. Hemenway will particularly 
emphasize school garden work, owing to the rapidly 
increasing demand for teachers along this line. 
Class of 1895. 

We publish a complete list of addresses of the 
class as received from the secretary, In the belief 
that it may be of interest to some. 

Prof. Henry A. Ballou, Government Entomologist, 
Barbadoes, British West Indies. 



W. L. Bemis, Spencer. 
W. C. Brown, Peabody. 

A. F. Burgess, Chief Inspector of Nurseries and 
Orchards, Ohio Department Agriculture, Columbus, O. 

Prof. George A. Billings, Assistant Agriculturalist, 
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, New 
Brunswick, N. J. 

H. E. Clark, Manager, Biscoe Farm, Middlebury, 

Prof. R. A. Cooley, State Entomologist, Boze- 
man, Mont. 

C. W. Crehore, Dairy Farmer, Chicopee. 
C. M. Dickinson, Manager of E. H. Hunt. Florist 
and Seedsman, 76-78 Wabash Avenue., Chicago, III. 

H. S. Fairbanks, with Wiedersheim & Fairbanks, 
Law and Patent Office, Chestnut and 13th Sts., Phil- 
adelphia, Pa. 

F. P. Foley, Farmer, Easthampton. 

H. L. Frost, H. L. Frost & Company, Entomolo- 
gists & Foresters, Arlington. 

Prof. H. D. Hemenway, Director Handicraft 
School of Horticulture, Hartford, Conn. 

R. S. Jones, Assistant City Engineer, Wilbur Ave., 
Columbus, O. 

Shlro Kuroda, exact address unknown. 

Prof. C. B. Lane, Assistant Chief, Dairy Bureau, 
U. S. Department Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 

H. W. Lewis, Assistant Engineer, Hudson, N. Y. 

Jasper Marsh, Treasurer Consolidated Lamp Co., 

W. L. Morse, Assistant Engineer, New York Cen- 
tral & Hudson River R. R., Terminal Engineer, 
Madison Avenue and 43d St., New York, N. Y. 

D.C.Potter, Landscape Architect, Fairhaven.Conn. 

H. B. Read, Dairy Farmer and Horticulturist, 

W. A. Root, Dairy Farmer, Northampton. 

A. B. Smith, with Wilson Brothers, Wholesale 
Men's Furnishing Goods, 332 5th Ave., Chicago, III. 

M. J. Sullivan, Manager, The Rocks Farm, Lit- 
tleton, N. H. 

S. P. Toole, Horticulturist, Amherst. 



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Seniors going into Business 
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Should write us to day for full Information concerning desir- 
able positions In all parts of the country. We already have 
1231 definite places for College, University and Technical 
School graduates to begin work In July or September and the 
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F. C. Tobey, Tobey Brothers, Lime Manufacturers, 
West Stockbridge. 

Dr. F.L.Warren, Practicing Physician, Bridgewater. 

Prof. E. A. White, Professor of Horticulture, 
Connecticut Agricultural College, Storrs, Conn. 

'96. — A daughter, Alice Evelyn, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Allen B. Cook of Hillstead Farm, Farming- 
ton, Conn., on April 1 1 , 1906. 

'01.— C. T. Leslie, of the City Hospital, Ne* 
York, paid a visit to the college recently. 

'01.— A daughter, Marjory Eleanor, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. Luther A. Root, 57 King St., North- 
ampton, March 27, 1906. 

'01. — Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Pierson have returned 
to Cromwell, Conn., from a trip to Honolulu. 

'02. — C. 1. Lewis is doing work at Cornell univer- 
sity upon the etherization of bulbs as received from a 
commercial standpoint. He has recently had con- 
ferred upon him the honor of being elected a member 
of the honorary fraternity Sigma Psi, (similar to Phi 
Kappa Phi) ; members being elected upon the basis 
of their ability to work along original lines of investi- 
gation ; or to show exceptional ability and promise in 
undergraduate work. Seventy-five members were 
elected to membership at the last meeting; all con- 
fined to scientific work. Mr. Lewis has been doing 
institute work through the state of New York this 
winter and has met with so great success that he has 
an offer of an appointment upon the regular staff of 
institute workers in the state, for the coming ysar. 

'03. — C. P. Halligan is to take the position of 
instructor in drawing at this institution, in place of 
W. B. Hatch, resigned. 

'03. — M. H. West is the author of an article In 
Horticulture on the "Preservation of Ornamental 
Trees." The article deals with tree pruning and the 
care of wot '.%, 

'05. W. B. Hatch has received a position In 
Kinney Park, Hartford, and has taken up his work 
in that city. 

'05. — A. N. Swain spent a few days in Amherst 

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AMHERST. MASS.. MAY 23, 1906 

NO. 14 

Published Fortnightly by Students of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

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CLINTON KING. 1907. Editor-in-Chief. 

RALPH JEROME WATTS, 1907. Business Manager. 

MARCUS METCALF BROWNE, 1908. Assistant Business Manager, 
ARTHUR WILLIAM HIGGINS. 1907, Alumni Notes. EARLE GOODMAN BARTLETT, 1907, Intercollegiate 

JOSEPH OTIS CHAPMAN, 1907, College Notes. EDWIN DANIELS PHILBRICK, 1908. Athletics. 

HERBERT LINWOOD WHITE. 1 908, Special Correspondent. ALLAN DANA FARRAR. 1908, Reporter. 



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C. H. White. Pres. Athletic Association. 

M. H. Clark. Jr.. Manager. Base- Ball Association. 

R. W. Peakes, Pres. Nineteen Hundred and Eight Index. 

J. N. Summers, Sec. Fraternity Conference, 

Basket-ball Association, H. T. Pierce. Manager. 

Prof. S. F. Howard. Sec. 
F. A. Cutter. Manager. 
K. E. Glllett. Manager. 
A. T. Hastings. Pres. 

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The Signal requests that those who have occasion 
to correspond with the paper would indicate in 
addressing such correspondence whether it Is Intended 
for the business or editorial department. This would 
eliminate doubt when letters are received as to 
whether they should go to the managing editor or the 
business manager. We would also state in connec- 
tion with the conciliatory editorial of the last Issue 
that the change in regard to the freshman banquet 
was made at the request of a committee of the fac- 
ulty and not of the entire body of instructors as would 
be Inferred from the editorial. There seems to be a 
sentiment prevalent among the faculty which is 
against interference with the actions of the Senate 
and this we believe is a wise policy. 

There seems to be considerable doubt as to just what 
should be submitted in order to qualify for a position 
on the editorial board of the Signal. Fiction or other 
purely literary matter Is unnecessary, for, besides the 

editorial writer and possibly one other editor, the rest 
of the board is engaged largely in the compilation of 
statistics and news into an interesting and readable 
form. This requires only the ability to express ones- 
self in good English. It matters little what style of 
articles are handed in, — editorials, athletic write-ups, 
communications upon pertinent subjects or literary 
pieces will all be received and when the required 
three have been submitted the name of the contributor 
will be placed on the eligible list from which the next 
vacancy will be filled. It is improbable that many of 
these contributions will be published and if the writer 
desires to see his article In print, his aim should be to 
present a subject of peculiar interest to our readers In 
such a way that it will command close attention from 
them and not a mere passing notice. 

As the time for the awarding of the Western 
Alumni Prize draws near we instinctively theorize as 
to its recipient. The basis of choice is unfortunately 
very complicated and unless the bodies to whom th« 
choice Is delegated act with great caution and only 





after full Investigation, the prize will go to the wrong 
person. It is easy enough to decide from the Regis- 
trar's books as to who has shown the greatest 
improvement during his first two years in scholarship 
but when it comes to a fine distinction on moral 
advance during that period the question becomes dif- 
ficult of solution. Without charging favoritism In the 
least or suggesting any underhanded work it Is entirely 
possible for the prize to go astray here. When the 
names of three deserving men are made up by the 
Senate and sent to the faculty for final decison, It is 
certain that the men w.:o stand best in the estimation 
of the former body will be selected. The Senate 
should cast aside all personal feelings, all fraternity 
clannishness and submit the names of those who are 
really deserving. The plan was initiated last year 
and worked to perfection. We trust that it will be 
just as satisfactory in the present Instance. 

that it will eventually become so and the act which 
established the system was undoubtedly a move in 
advance which will never be regretted. 

We sometimes hear It asked "Is co-educaticn a 
success at Mass'chusetts?" It is impossible to 
make a positive answer to this question. The sys- 
tem has been in operation for such a short time and 
so few women students have had the courage to 
attend M. A. C. that it Is entirely Impossible to draw 
definite conclusions as yet. During the past year 
much of the opposition which has previously existed 
among the other students against the scheme has 
disappeared and the presense of "co-eds" in our 
midst attracts little comment now. So far the sys- 
tem has not proven of sufficient importance to war- 
rant the trouble Involved In establishing it, but we can 
expect much benefit to result later. The few women 
students who have attended M. A. C. have not been 
distinguished for their scholarship or their stupidity 
In fact they have exerted no influence on the trend of 
undergraduate activity and only come into prominence 
on the occasion of an Informal dance. The fears of 
many that the college would soon be overrun with 
giggling girls ha,* not materialized and apparently 
will not until a cistant day, at least. Under these 
conditions it would be a very selfish spirit which 
would cause the other students to begrudge the gent- 
ler sex of the benefits of an education. To say that 
co-education was an unqualified success would be 
scarcely justifiable for it has not been really tested 
but from present indications we may safely predict 

There is need at the present of several minor 
revisions In the course of study. Indeed in the minds 
of some it would be desirable to Institute quite sweep 
ing changes which would include among other things 
a specialized course in the sophomore year. While 
we are utterly unprepared to sanction such a drastic 
innovation as this it is quite essential that a few 
changes be made. We believe that the committee 
on electives of the faculty should make some move 
to Investigate the present conditions. While we are 
unacquainted with the various courses and are there- 
fore unable to give many specific cases to substantiate 
these statements, we will cite a typical one. At 
present those students who elect horticulture are 
unable to secure the advantage of a course In fertil- 
izers and as a result these students often show a lack 
of knowledge on this subject which would be ludicrous 
if it were not pathetic. The utter failure of the 
courses to connect properly here has been commented 
upon by members of the faculty and it does seem as 
if some move should be made to obviate the difficulty. 
Another example of the promiscuity with which the 
subjects are often mixed up is shown by the fact that 
the students electing junior biology or agriculture get 
just as much horticulture as those who take the regular 
horticulture course. To understand why a "bug man" 
should be required to absorb quantities of literature 
on horticulture is a question beyond our comprehen- 
sion and we feel that the time might be more profit- 
ably employed elsewhere. The foregoing statements 
as they are expressed are open to serious criticism 
and if this were a forensic they would have to be 
flanked by lines of proof and explanatory statements 
for which we have no room. The fact remains 
that the junior electives should certainly be revised If 
no more striking changes are made. The statement 
has been made to one of the Signal board that the 
faculty does not recognize the paper as In any way 
way officially connected with the college. This is 
very proper but we consider that unofficial ties so 
strong as to be, at least, semi-official in the absence 
of any other stronger ones bind this publication to the 
college. This editorial expresses the opinion of many 

of the students who after all are the college. The 
students have a right to be heard, and they may 
expect the courtesy in return of a statement which 
answers their questions, even though they are 
expressed in the editorial columns of a student jour- 
nal. If there are unsurmountable barriers which 
prevent these changes for which we ask, then the 
Sicnal will rest in peace realizing that the demands 
are unreasonable, but until this Is shown we shall con- 
tinue to believe that the course of study should be 
systematically revised. 

We noted a somewhat peculiar but common Inci- 
dent recently in connection with the distribution of 
the junior elective slips. Apparently four-fifths of 
every sophomore class have absolutely no idea as to 
what course they wish to elect when these blanks are 
placed in their hands. When the choice is necess- 
ary these people make an hysterical rush to various 
heads of the departments and consult the inaccurate 
course of study in the catalog ; then follows a hasty 
consultation to find what courses their friends have 
elected and finally the elective slip goes to the Regis- 
trar. If the chances are favorable the man elects a 
course in which he is really interested and one In which 
he becomes later able to command a good salary and 
all which goes wiih the same. On the contrary 
some are so short-sighted as to elect a "cinch 
course" or to follow the crowd without much regard 
to their individual tastes. These men later "kick 
themselves," as the slang expression goes, but time 
has forever buried the opportunity and they must 
abide by their unwise decisions. They go on through 
college and graduate, take up some work, possibly 
quite distasteful to them and so go through life ; their 
entire destiny so far as what we call success is con- 
cerned, being based on their choice of junior studies. 
We are inclined to believe that a majority of the stu- 
dents who come to this institution intend on entering 
to take up agriculture. This is the natural sequence 
since the word "agriculture" is prominent in the 
name of the college. Only the few who are well 
acquainted with M. A. C. think of specializing .-•long 
the lines of horticulture, landscape gardening, chem- 
istry, biology and mathematics. After those who 
have come to college to study scientific farming 
learn of the correlated courses they are often diverted 

quite widely from their original intention. This is a 
distinct advantage of the present course of study 
which contains two years of required subjects. Dur- 
ing that time a man can learn about the courses In 
the last two years and finally decide on his life work. 
It is his last chance. Unfortunately, as we have 
intimated at the beginning of this editorial, few act 
upon this wise policy. Most of us scrape along from 
day to day looking forward to that happy event when 
we shall be juniors and have the electives. If a very 
small proportion of the time devoted to fault-finding 
with the present required studies was spent by the 
sophomores and freshmen in investigating and consid- 
ering the courses to come later, the confusion exist- 
ing when the electives are called for would not appear 
and the occasional lamentations heard from upper- 
class men would cease. We cannot impress too 
highly upon the members of '09 the necessity of 
deciding at leisure upon this subject for, if it is 
delayed until the last moment, it becomes a perplex- 
ing question and one which can only be answered at 
random. This is a proposition of vital Importance, 
and we are led to remark in closing that it is our 
belief that the instructors should call this matter to 
the minds of the under-class men early in their car- 
eer for we are well aware from personal experience 
how little attention is paid to It by the light-hearted 
freshmen and sophomores. 

/Uhletic No-Us 

M. A. C, 6; Rhode Island, 2. 

April 20 Massachusetts defeated Rhode Island col- 
lege at Kingston In a slow game. The field was 
In wretched condition and errors were freely seen. 
Kennedy pitched good ball for Massachusetts having 
good control and keeping the hits well scattered. The 
scoring began in the first when O 'Grady singled and 
reached third on errors, Clark bringing him home on 
a long fly. In the third, hits by Warner, 'Grady, 
Clark, Kennedy and Cobb netted four runs. 

Rhode Island scored in the fourth and seventh. 

The feature of the game was the timely hitting of 
O' Grady. 

Innings 123456789 

Massachusetts. 10 4 10 0-6 

Rhode Island, I I 0-2 

Batteries— Kennedy and French. Kendrlckand Ferry. 




Brown, II ; M. A. C, 2. 

April 21 Brown found little difficulty In scoring 
against our team while Nourse and Adams kept the 
hits well In hand. 

Hubbard pitched good ball and with even fair sup- 
port would have held the score to respectable figures. 
The Infield was particularly ragged. The feature of 

the game was a sensational 
centre field. 
The score : — 

catch by Clark In deep 

O'Grady. I., 
Kennedy. r > 
Clark, c, 
Cobb. 3, 
Tlrrell. I, 
French, c, 
Shattuck, 2, 
O'Donnell, s.. 
Hubbard, p.. 


m a. C. 































Morgan, m., 
Burwell, 2, 
Powell, s., 
Xanders. r., 
Connor, I., 
Donnelly, 1. 
Randal', 3, 
Badgley, p., 

M.A. C 





A. B. 





i 1 











1 2 






2 1 







10 5 




4 5 

6 7 


9 10 


0— I 



Badgley and O'Grady. 
Sacrifice hits- Bur 

Total bases— Trinity 8, Massachusetts 0. 
rwell, Tlrrel and Shattuck. Stolen base— Connor. Two- 
base hits— Connor. Badgley and Morgan. First base on balls— Kennedy. 
Badgley and Cunningham. Left on bases— Trinity 4. Massachusetts 2. 
Struck out— by Badgley 1 i, by Kennedy 6. Batters h't— Morgan 2. Cobb. 
Double play— O Donnell to Shattuck to Tlrrel. Passed balls— Cunningham 
2. French I. Time. In 45m. Umpire. Rarity. Attendance. 200. 

Dartmouth, 6; M. A. C, 0. 

The team was defeated May 17, at Hanover, by 
Dartmouth in a better contested game than the score 
would indicate. 

The score : — 



1 2 

o o 

3 4 
3 5 

6 7 
2 1 

9 2 

8 9 


-Dickinson. Home runs— Raymond, Keene, Cobb. 

Double plays-O'Don- 

Hoye, 3. 

Jones, s.. 
Paine, r., 
Raymond, c, 
Dickinson, 2. 
Elrod, I. 
Keen. I.. 
Dennle, m., 
Nourse. p.. 
Adams, p., 

M. A. C. 

Three-base hit . 
Struck out— by Hubbard 4. by Nourse 6, Adams 3. 
nell, and Tlrrel!. 

M. A. C, 1 ; Trinity, 1. 

The game played with Trinity, at Hartford, on May 
9 resulted in a 10 Inning tie. It was called on 
account of darkness at the end of the tenth with the 
score 1 to 1 . Both teams gave a good exhibition of 
baseball. Kennedy allowed five hits but kept them 
well scattered. Badgley for Trinity struck out eleven 
men and allowed no hits. Trinity was weak on base- 
running while our team showed up well in this feature. 
The weather was very cold and rain fell during the 

The score : — 

O'Crady, l„ 
Kennedy, p., 
Clark, m.. 
Cobb, 3, 
Tlrrell. 1. 
French, c, 
Shattuck, 2, 
Warner, r.. 































Brian, >.. 



McDevitt, m.. 




Gardner, 1, 




Page 3. 
Richardson, s., 



McLane, r., 



Hazelton. p., 




Main, c. 




Driscoll, 2. 




M. A. C. 

O'Crady. I., 

Kennedy, p.. 
Clark, m., 
Cobb. 3. 
Tlrrell, I. 
French, c, 
Shattuck, 2, 
Warner, r.. 
O'Donnell, s.. 


































Total, 25 7 21 8 

Dartmouth, 2 2 2 0—6 

Runs— O'Brien 2, McDevitt, Hazelton, Main 2. Two-base hit— Gardner. 
Sacrifice hit— Kennedy. Stolen bases— O' Brian, O'Crady, Kennedy, 
Shattuck. Double play— McDevitt to DriscoM. First base on balls— off Haz- 
elton 2. off Kennedy 3. Struck out— by Hazelton 8 by Kennedy 3. 
Passed ball— French. Wild pitch— Kennedy. Time— lh., 15m. Umpire. 

M. A. C, 16; W. P. 1. 8. 
M. A. C. defeated the Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute nine on the campus Saturday, May 19, 16 
to 8, in a remarkable game which was truly a 
"comedy of errors." The home team started in 
scoring In the first Inning and kept up the good work 
through the sixth after which no more runs were 
made. The Worcester people were unable to hit 
Hubbard very effectively and Dwyer, the Tech. 
pitcher, failed to locate the plate and was replaced by 



Cottrell at the beginning of the eighth. In the ninth 
our team weakened and allowed four runs from the 
visitors with such an ease that had the game con- 
tinued for another inning our chances of winning 
would have been materially lessened. 
The score : — 

M. A. C. 






O'Crady, 1., 





Kennedy, 3. 






C!ark, m., 



Tlrrell. 1, 





French, c. 






Shattuck. 2. 






Warner, r., 






O'Donnell, a., 




Hubbard, p., 




Bates, c, 













Seely, 3, 





Labret, c. 






Peters, 2, 






Doran, s., 




Hedberg, 1, 





Hitchcock. 1., 




Sohberg, r., 



Cooper, m.. 



Dwyer, p., 




Cottrell, p., 










1 2 

3 4 

5 6 7 

8 9 

M. A. C, 

1 7 





Worcester "Tech," 




- 8 

during intermission Mr. Rowe served refreshments 
at Draper hail. In addition to the undergraduates 
several alumni and former students were present. 

The Informals during the past year have continued 
to be a distinctive feature of life at Massachusetts 
and the committee having them in charge is entitled 
to the thanks of the student body whose Interests they 
have subserved so well. Especial credit should be 
given to Mr. Suhlke, the chairman of the committee, 
who has supervised the arrangement of all details and 
to Mr. Chace, who has served as the financial agent 
of the fraternity conference which has the control of 
these "Inter-frat" dances. If the informals of the 
coming year are as successful as those of the past, we 
shall not lack social gayety to enliven our nine-months' 
stay in this country village. 

Runs— Cark 2, O'Crady, Kennedy 2. Tirre", French 3, Shattuck 2 
Warner 2, O'Donnell 2, Hubbard, Seely, Labret, Peters 2, Doran, Soh- 
berg, Hitchcock. Stolen bases— Clark. Tirrell. Warner 2. O'Donnel' 
Peter, Doron. Two-base hits-Tlrrell, French, Shattuck, O'Crady. 
Three-base hits— Kennedy. Doran. First base on balls— off Hubbard 4 off 
Dwyer 10. Struck out-by Hubbard 5. by Dwyer I, by Cottrell 1. 
Batters hit— French. Hubbard. Dwyer. Passed balls— Bates, Labret 
Time— lh, 45mln. Umpire— Reardon. Attendance— 200. 


The last Informal dance of the season was held in 
the Drill hall Saturday, May 19, after the Worcester 
"Tech." game. It was undoubtedly the largest and 
most successful one of the year, about sixty-five 
couples being present. The whole of the main hall 
was necessary to adequately accommodate the dancers 
and the walls were tastefully decorated with green and 
yellow bunting interspersed with patriotic colors. The 
national flag was draped about the north end of the 
room and "Massachusetts" banners at frequent inter- 
vals along the walls were a pleasing feature. Plants 
from the college conservatories were grouped about 
the stage in the center of the hall and assisted In 
relieving the bare corners. The weather was exquisite 
and between dances nearly the whole company prom- 
enaded on the green carpet of the nearby campus. 
Music was furnished by an orchestra from Westfield and 

Col leg? lNot?s- 

— Pearce, '09, has left college. 

— E. D. Philbrlck, '08, was visited by his brother 
last week. 

— Miss Livers entertained her sister from Boston 
last week. 

— The roof of the drill hall is to be slated before 

— W. F. Turner, '08, was visited by his brother 
and father recently. 

— J. H. Walker, '07, and C. F. Allen, '08, enter- 
tained visitors last week. 

—J. R. Parker, '08, entertained his brother at 
college for a few days recently. 

— A. T. Hastings, Jr. is taking the civil service 
examination today in Springfield. 

— Tucker, '09, has left college on account of ill- 
health, but he intends to take the finals in June if 

— Rice, ex- '07, made a short visit here last week, 
stopping just long enough to take in our last informal 
of the season. 

— Who was the mysterious youth that surreptlously 
stole the wrench, turned the faucet and caused 
streams of living water to emanate from the fountain 
on the campus ? 




— H. T. Pierce, '07, and E. A. Lincoln, '07, 
have returned from a short trip to Hanover, N. H. 
and the college. 

— Sumner R. Parker, '04, was around college last 
week saying farewell before leaving for his new posi- 
tion in the Hawaiian Islands. 

— Jesse G.Curtis, '08, has left college and accepted 
a lucrative position in the New York office of the 
Munson-Whitaker company. 

— The registrar has passed out the junior and senior 
elective slips. These must be filled out and returned 
to the registrar's office before June I . 

— The student body only secured the afternoon off 
for the military inspection this year and that was 
pretty well occupied with martial evolutions. 

—A. C. Whittier, Maine '05, who has a position 
In the Experiment Station, is preparing for a month's 
vacation to be spent in angling in the Maine woods 
and elsewhere. 

—Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Herrick sailed on the 
19th for Europe. Previous to going to New York 
from whence they sailed, they spent several days at 
Mr. Herrick's former home In Westfield. 

— The class of 1907 planted their class tree with 
the usual ceremonies one evening last week. There 
are two trees, both firs, and they are planted near the 
dining hall. 

— The college musical clubs announce that they will 
give a recital in the college chapel June 1 . The 
posters are out and the tickets are for sale. See 
Tannatt, the manager, for further information. 

— Extensive repairs have been made on the drill 
hall. The doorway on the north side has been wid- 
ened several inches and a platform built so that the 
cannon can be moved easily from the artillery room 
to the main hall. 

—A stag party was held in the drill hall Saturday 
evening, Ma !J. The college orchestra furnished 
the music and the proceeds went to the senior class 
under whose auspices it was held. All present passed 
an enjoyable evening. 

— The football team will probably play a game with 
Harvard next fall as the university manager has signi- 
fied a desire to do so. Although the game will be 
largely a practice one for the Cambridge team, It 

should advertise the college well in the vicinity of the 

— The short course in bee culture will begin May 
23. James Wood of Dana, who has been employed 
as expert for several years, died during the past winter, 
and Harold Hornor of Pennsylvania has been engaged 
to take his place. Seniors desiring to take the course 
may do so. 

—The road "on the hill," that is from Professor 
Hasbrouck's house by the botanical museum and to 
the experiment stations, is to be lowered. This will 
lower the roadbed quite a little in front of Wilder Hall 
and will cause that building to look more imposing 
from the east. This work will be done immediately 
after Commencement. 

— The Amherst correspondent of a Springfield 
paper regrets that the college will not sell asparagus 
in local markets but is shipping it to outside dealers 
from whom it must be imported to supply the demand 
for the article In town. This indicates how much 
support the local agriculturists can expect from the 
townspeople in their attempt to eliminate competition 
from the college. 

—We note with great pleasure that extensive 
improvements have been made of late about college. 
The roads have been repeatedly scraped and are now 
in good condition, the lawns are neatly mown and 
the grass and leaves have been cleaned out of the 
gutters. Considerable pruning has been done to the 
ornamental shrubs and in general we are fast 
approaching an excellent condition for Commence- 

—The preliminary speaking for the Burnham prize 
for the freshman class will take place Monday, the 
28th, at 1 .30 o'clock in the chapel. The following 
will compete : Alger of Somerville, Bartlett of West- 
hampton, Brown of Cambridge, Cox of Boston, 
Crosby of Lenox, Ide of Dudley, Kenney of Lowell, 
Lindblad of North Grafton, Lull of Windsor, Vt., 
Neale of Worcester, O'Donnell of Worcester, Potter 
of Concord, Turner of Trinidad, Cuba, Whaley of 
East Orange, N. J., White of Providence, R. I. Of 
the above, eight will be chosen to speak Monday 
evening of Commencement week. 

—Rev. Ora Samuel Gray spoke before the Y. M. 



C. A. last week. Dr. Gray held the attention of his 
audience closely and although for a time utter dark- 
ness reigned owing to an accident at the power-house 
the meeting was very interesting. Mr. Gray is a 
forceful speaker with much personal magnetism and 
all will be pleased to know that he will again speak at 
( this week's meeting. George A. Fisher of New 
York, an evangelist, gave several solos in a pleasing 
manner. Mr. Fisher will also be present at the next 
meeting. It is seldom that the local Y. M. C. A. 
can offer such attractions as these two gentlemen. 


On Friday evening, May 4, the class of 1909 held 
their banquet at the Highland hotel, Springfield. 
The day had been all that could be desired and the 
banquet was in every particular a great success. Up 
to the time when they left in the morning no one out- 
side of the freshman class had the least suspicion 
that they were going and then it was learned only by 
accident. There were many guesses as to where they 
had gone but the general opinion was Boston. The 
committee in charge of the banquet consisted of 
Lamert S. Corbett, Alfred E. Cox, Jr., and Horace 
N. Tucker. 

Early Friday morning just as the first rays of day- 
light began to appear the class started to walk to 
Hadley where they took the car to Northampton and 
then to Springfield. They did not however get away 
unnoticed for, as has been said, the sophomores 
accidentally "got wise" and some of them gave 
chase. They reached the car barn just as the fresh- 
men were about to start. They attempted to board 
the car but receiving no encouragement from those 
within, retired somewhat shaken and bruised. A few 
freshmen who in some manner had become separ- 
ated from the others were taken and held although all 
but one got away in time to attend the banquet. Of 
those taken three were within the limits of Hadley 
when captured. The class arrived in Springfield 
early in the forenoon. In the afternoon they attended 
matinee at the Nelson theatre in a body. 

At eight o'clock the class sat down to their ban- 
quet. There were fifty-two members present and 
fifty-two freshmen were having the time of their 
lives. James V. Monahan acted as toastmaster and 
the following toasts were responded to : 

The Class of 1909. 
The Kid. 
Billy the Bull, 

Charles H. White 

Gordon R. Fulton 

Samuel S. Crossman 

Edward J. Burke 

Walter J. Kenney 

Several other toasts were given Including a toast to 
the class of 1907. All then rose and three rousing 
cheers were given for 1907. A telegram was sent to 
them in New York wishing them success with their 
banquet. Class spirit such as had never been shown 
before was manifested and time and again the hall 
was made to ring with the class cheer. But in this 
burst of class spirit college spirit was not forgotten 
and the banquet broke up with the college yell and 
the singing of "Mass'chusetts." 

Several of the class stayed to see the game 
between S. T. S. and M. A. C, while others turned 
their eyes toward Amherst. Four of them wandered 
up to Greenfield where they enjoyed a carnage ride 
to the farm of F. S. Peer about nine miles out of 


The following extract from the Springfield Republi- 
can will be interesting to those students who are in 
doubt as to the moral turpitude Involved by studying 
on Sunday : 

"Perhaps a hint of a change In the Puritan Sab- 
bath is to be gathered from the attitude, publicly 
expressed In a recent number of the Congregationalist , 
regarding studying on Sunday. A contributor to that 
paper has raised the question in this form : 'Does the 
average student need so much as one entire day In 
every seven, or its equivalent,' for rest from his regular 
work?' To this question he secured answers from the 
leading presidents of universities and colleges and 
from some of the heads of preparatory schools. The 
Yale Alumni Weekly thus summarizes the replies ; 
There is a well-nigh universal agreement as to the 
need of one day's rest in seven, but difference of 
opinion as to when the rest should be taken, and what 
may or may not be done with ethical as well as physi- 
cal profit on Sunday. 

President Hadley writes: 'The average student 
seems to me much better for as complete rest from 
his regular work one day in seven as his circumstances 
can possibly admit. ' 

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President Eliot of Harvard believes that two half- 
days of respite from intellectual labor are better than 
one whole day, but he does not specify when those 
times of respite should be. 

President Tucker of Dartmouth believes that it is 
entirely practicable for a hard-working student, who 
knows how to distribute his time, to 'get in all the work 
and sport which he needs and have his Sundays for 
their normal use.' 

President Harris of Amherst sees no reason why 
students should not study on Sunday evenings. 

President Faunce of Brown would avoid all routine 
study on Sunday, but believes that study of biblical 
literature and Christian history and great ethical and 
philosophical problems would be an excellent intellect- 
ual as well as spiritual stimulus. 

President G. Stanley Hall of Clark university does 
not know of any physiological or scientific demonstra- 
tion of the necessity or even the advantage of rest for 
one day in every seven, but his own experience 
and observation lead him to believe that such rest is 
best. He would hesitate, however, about advising for 
all, under all circumstances, entire cessation of work 
of all kinds. 

Miss Hazard of Wellesley college is sure that in 
most cases abstention from Sunday study is best, but 
as to the Tightness or wrongness of it, she prefers to 
let students settle that matter individually. 

This symposium Is valuable for its content, and 
because it shows that the essential principal of the 
Sabbath ideal remains, even though the argument for 
the practice now rests more upon humanity's universal 
experience and normal needs than it does on any 
detail of Jewish religious custom or code." 

inclined to say that these actions were those of a 
clown and a boor. Indeed the Autocrat's friend 
made the remark after the prayers were over one 
morning that this man was "the biggest fool in col- 
lege" and he interjected a word before fool which 
the Signal could never publish. For this reason the 
Autocrat thinks that the behavior of this gentleman 
should be explained to those who do not understand 
it, for to the uninitiated it appears puerile, disgusting 
and sacriligeous. To this student who is so greatly 
misunderstood the Autocrat suggests that if he would 
refrain from such strenuous demonstrations of piety 
the chapel exercises would assume a more serious 
aspect which it will not know as long as boisterous 
Amens liken it to a Methodist camp meeting of 
former days. 

* * * 

The Autocrat notes in front of the chapel that a 
short cut has been made and the grass entirely worn 
off. I the people who have occasion to use the 
sidewalk in this vicinity would take one or two addi 
tional steps and avoid leaving the concrete, the 
beautiful symmetry of the lawns on the campus 
would be unmarred when the assembled multitudes 
gather for Commencement. 


The Autocrat has a high regard for piety although 
he is not graced with it himself. It is therefore with 
great respect that he observes the slightly ostentatious 
display of religious zeal of a certain man in chapel. 
This person evider uy belongs to a somewhat fanatical 
school for when repeating the Lord's Prayer in 
unison he uses the word "debts" instead of 
"trespasses" which the rest of the congregation uses 
and moreover he does this in such a distinct tone 
that one who did not know his religious enthusiasm 
and saintly behavior In temporal affairs would be 

* * 

The Autocrat does not wish to become egotistical 
but he feels called upon to say in brief a few words 
concerning his identity. Some people around college 
who claim to have a pull with the inside workings of 
the Signal board assert positively that the Auto- 
crat is a sophomore while others are equally 
sure that the editor-in-chief writes this column As 
a matter of fact the Autocrat is not a person but an 
editorial column just as much as the College and 
Alumni Notes and at least three members of the 
present board have writen for it at different times. 

The annual freshman banquet at Cornell was not 
held this year because of interference by the faculty 
which body strongly protested against the general' 
liability of injury to life and limb by the class • 'rough- 
housing " accompanying the banquet each year 
Upon the night on which the banquet was to have been 
held the two classes paraded the streets of Ithaca and 
had a general celebration with fireworks, etc. 



Dfp&r-tmfrvf [Sloths. 

Despite the showers of the afternoon, there was a 
large attendance at the exhibition of spraying instru- 
ments given by different companies at the horticutural 
department of the Massachusetts agricultural college. 
Owing to the shower about one o'clock, they were a 
little late in beginning, but once started, everything 
worked to perfection. The first exhibit was that of 
the traction pumps by the Walate company, explained 
by Prof. F. A. Waugh. Maurice A. Blake, instructor 
In horticulture, demonstrated the use of barrel pumps 
and different kinds of nozzles. He also showed how 
to make Bordeaux mixture and demonstrated the 
use of the lime-sulphur mixture for the San Jose 
scale. The Niagara company exhibited gas spraying, 
which was explained by Mr. Brown of Boston, a 
representative of the company, and by Mr. Frost, a 
prominent fruit grower in the vicinity of Boston. 
The Gould company of Lockport, N. Y., who were 
to show the gasoline sprayers, could not come. J. 
Lewis Ellsworth, secretary of the state board of agri- 
culture, was present at the exhibition, and also Mr. 
Whittaker, editor of the New England Farmer. 
There were several distinguished fruit growers and 
prominent men present at the exhibition and a large 
number of students were excused from recitations 
that they might attend. 

S. B. Haskell, '04, instructor of agriculture spoke 
on May 15, before the Stockbridge club on "Acid 
Soils." The lecture was illustrated by lantern slides 
loaned by the department of Agriculture. The orig- 
inal text of the lecture was prepared by H.J. Wheeler, 
'83, director of the Rhode Island Experiment Station. 

The military department was inspected on Monday, 
May 14, by Captain Harry L. Hale, U. S. A. of! 
Washington, D. C, this being the annual inspection 
prescribed by the war department for those institu- 
tions of learning where a regular army officer Is 
detailed. The drill consisted of batallion review, 
inspection and drill, company drill In close and 

extended order and guard mount. This was followed 
by an inspection of the property of the department and 
the student rooms in the dormitories. Owing to 
several reasons the drill was below the usual stand- 
ard at the annual inspection. The drill, being held on 
the afternoon of one of the first warm days, was par- 
ticularly enervating and the men had not "braced 
up" as usual owing to the short notice. The visit of 
the inspecting officer was considerably earlier than 
usual and the bad weather of the early spring has 
interfered a good deal with out-door evolutions. It Is 
to be regreted that the batallion did not appear better ; 
as the conscientious work of Captain Martin during 
the past year did not show to an advantage. 

On May 19 Professor Brooks went to the Cape to 
supervise the conduction of experiments with fertiliz- 
ation of cranberries. The owner of large cranberry 
estates In Waquail village, just outside of Falmouth, 
has placed his lands at the disposal of the Experiment 
Station for the above purpose. Mr. Franklin, '03, 
who is studying Injurious insect pests on the cranberry 
at Wareham, will assist Professor Brooks in super- 
vising, the expeiimental work. 

Mr. Smith of this department delivered an illus- 
trated lecture on the "Care of Milk" before the Stock- 
bridge club on the evening of May 8. This lecture 
was in explanation of one of the sets of slides loaned 
by Hon. John Hamilton, of the Farmers Institute. 
The necessity of care in every phase of milk produc- 
tion from careful lighting and ventilation of the 
stables, clean cows, care in drawing and preparing, to 
details In care of shipment, was well brought out. 
The lecture was well attended, and much appreciated. 
Mr. Canning conducted a trip of the senior class In 
floriculture to Hartford, May 8. Bushnell Park was 
the first place visited, where Mr. Palmer, superintend- 
ent of parks in Hartford, explained carefully the city 
park system, demonstrating with bulletins and maps 
showing park construction. From Bushnell Park, 
the class was conducted to the estate where Mr. Huss, 
well known to M. A. C. students, makes a specialty 
of palms, ferneries, rockeries, fern breeding, and 
peaches under glass. Elizabeth Park was visited next. 


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Mr. Canning conducted the class to the rosebuds, 
where over 150 of the best varieties of roses are 
growing. An interesting feature in this park was the 
keeping of sheep on the lawn, a very pretty sight. 
Mr. Canning then set the class up to supper, every- 
body declaring that the day had been a grand success, 
and expressing their appreciation of Mr. Canning's 



The classes of 1901 and 1903 will each have 
reunions at the coming Commencement, and at the 
present lime each expects at least fifteen men 

73.— Rev. James B. Renshaw died suddenly of 
pneumonia at Deer Park, Wash., April 23. 

'81. — J. L. Hills accompanied the Better Farm- 
ing Special through Vermont. 

'89. — B. M. Hartwell lectured in Lenox recently, 
and on his return home, visited the Station. 

'92. — From far-away India we learn that a daugh- 
ter, Martha Grover was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. 
Knight, April 4, 1906, Kirkee, India. 

'93. — H. F. Staples, M. D., received the honor 
of being elected secretary of the Ohio Homeopathic 
Medical society at their last meeting. 

'95. — H. A. Ballou sailed from the Barbadoes for 
the United States May 8, on a three months leave of 
absence, and will soon be in Amherst. 

'95. — H. L. Frost of Boston was present at the 
spraying exhibition May 17, and helped to explain the 
Niagara Gas Sprayer. 

'97.— C. A. Peters of Moscow, Idaho, writes that 
the Administration building of the University of Idaho 
burned on the night of March 29. The loss was 
about $300, OU The apparatus and chemicals of the 
chemical department, located in the basement, was 
destroyed. It is expected that the next Idaho legis- 
lature will appropriate money for the building and 
equipping of a new laboratory modern in all respects ; 
meanwhile the chemical department is carrying on its 
work in the laboratories of the School of Mines 

'02.— O. F. Cooley has gone to Texas to work for 
C. F. W. Felt, '86, chief engineer of the Gulf, Col- 
orado and Santa Fe Railroad Company. 

'02. — Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Lewis welcomed a son 
to their house on March 30. Mr. Lewis has 
accepted the position of State Horticulturalist and 
professor of Horticulture in the State Agricultural 
College, Corvallls, Ore. He begins work at once. 

'03. — H. C. Bowen has returned to his home in 
Rutland from California, seemingly having had enough 
of the earthquake. 

'03. — J. G. Cook is temporarily taking the place 
of S. R. Parker, '04, testing herds about the state. 

'03.— E. G. Proulx has recently made the fertilizer 
collection for the Station. 

'03. — W. V. Tower reports himself safely in 
Puerto Rico, having had an elegant trip, and bright 
prospects for the future. 

'04. —Sumner R. Parker leaves this month for the 
Kamehameha schools, a large institution In Honolulu, 
to be the director of agriculture. 

'04. — P. F. Staples, who did post graduate work 
here in Horticulture last year, has been having excel- 
lent success with his work at the Baron de Hirsch 
Agricultural and Industrial school, Woodbine, N. J. 
Professor Waugh recently had a letter from the 
superintendent of the school speaking in the highest 
terms of Mr. Staples' work ■ and a recent letter from 
Mr. Staples himself tells of improved conditions all 
along the line, including more salary, and an appro- 
priation for another assistant. 

'05- — R. L. Adams was present at the spraying 
exhibition, May 17. 

'05. — E. T. Laddon May 17, made an important 
business trip to Springfield. 

The basketball team of one of the leading colleges 
recently had fifty fouls called on It in two contests. 
The cry has long been, both in football and basket- 
ball, to change or increase the code of rules. It is 
not so much this that is needed, as a more gentleman- 
ly spirit in the players and the desire to see the most 
skillful playing win, coupled with a decent respect for 
an opponent. 




An Esperanto circle has been organized at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

A $1 ,000,000 fund has been secured to endow the 
preceptorial system at Princeton. — Ex. 

Bowdoln college has been given $50,000 to endow 
a chair of mathematics. The donor is an alumnus, 
Colonel J. H. Wing of Batfield, Wis. 

A new course in mineralogy has been established 
at Swarthmore, together with the donation of a col- 
lection of minerals estimated to be worth about $3,000. 

President Roosevelt was a member of the com- 
mittee to select the college athletes who represented 
the United States at the Olympic games in Athens 
from April 22 to May 2.— Ex. 

Out of eighteen games played, the Williams basket- 
ball team caged fourteen victories and one tie. Of 
the three defeats, two were received from Dartmouth 
to whom first place is readily conceded. 

One-fifth of all the boys who are examined for 
entrance to the Naval Academy at Annapolis are 
rejected because of heart disease. This, the examin- 
ing physicians say, is due to smoking cigarettes. 

The University of Minnesota has received a dona- 
tion of $200,000 for the purpose of erecting a stu- 
dents' hospital. All sick students will be cared for 
here, and it will be used as well for a training ground 
for the medical students. 

Work has begun on Berkshire Hall, Williams' new 
$60,000 dormitory. The material Is nearly all on the 
ground and it is expected that the building will be 
finished some time in August. The room-rent will 
range from $35 to $90 per year. 

The Harvard athletic committee voted to concur 
with Yale and Princeton in an agreement to exclude 
first year men and graduate students of all depart- 
ments from university athletics. The agreement is 
to go Into effect September 1 , 1906. — Ex. 

The board of trustees of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania has ratified the action of the faculty of the law 
school in adopting stricter requirements for entrance. 
It is proposed to reject students who have not received 
a bachelor's degree, or who are under 20 years of age. 



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Should write us to day for full information concerning desir- 
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1231 definite places for College, University and Technical 
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list is growing dally. A choice of the best opportunities Is 
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The University of Michigan will have a new school 
of architecture. Emil Lorch, a graduate of Harvard 
has been called to the chair. 

A university "hall of fame" has been started at 
the University of Pennsylvania. Three tablets have 
been already placed in honor of famous 

The report of the royal commission of the Univer- 
sity of Toronto has recommended that $275,000 be 
given each year and that an endowment of $ 1 ,000,000 
be given to the institution. 

Andrew Carnegie has offered to give the College of 
William and Mary at Williamsburg, Va., $20,000 
for a fireproof structure to hold the ancient and val- 
uable records of that institution. 

The students fees at the University of Michigan 
during 1904-5 were $221,285.97. This amounted 
to barely one- third of the annual expenses, the bal- 
ance being supplied by the state. 

A new psychopathic ward for the study of insanity 
and mental diseases has recently been opened at the 
University of Michigan hospital. It is arranged to 
accommodate twenty persons of each sex. 

Several students of geology from Harvard are tak- 
ing a trip to Virginia under the direction of Prof. J. 
B. Woodworth. The object is to study the Rich- 
mond coal basin and the formations in the Great 
Dismal Swamp. 

In the future candidates for admission to Harvard 
will be permitted to take their examinations when they 
please and will receive credit for as many as they 
pass. When the required number of points are cred- 
ited to him, the candidates may enter. 

The trustees of Johns Hopkins university are plan- 
ning to borrow $1,000,000 to build such buildings as 
are absolutely necessary to begin the removal of the 
institution to its new location at Homewood in Balti- 
more. The old buildings will then be sold to pay the 

The benefits of the pensioning of superanuated col- 
lege professors have been extended to their widows. 
The requirements are that the widow shall receive 
not more than half what a professor gets and she 
must have been his wife during ten years of active 
service. Said pension is to cease on her remar- 
riage. None whatever will be given to those who 
may have retired before April 16, 1905. 



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The baseball season is again nearlng its close with 
only two more games scheduled. While the season 
has not attracted especial attention by its victories, 
the team has played good ball and, when it has had a 
fair chance, has given a good account of itself. The 
dissatisfaction which was expressed last year over the 
management of the team has not been heard this 
spring. Captain Kennedy has indicated his manifest 
ability In the discharge of his duties and Mr. Cutter 
has carried on his work as manager with a buiness- 
Uke attention to detail which Is highly commendable. 
As a result of the passing baseball season we are able 
to state that another critical time In the history of the 
athletic association has passed and that athletics are 
once more on a firm basis at Mass'chusetts. But it 
is only by eternal vigilance and ceaseless co-operation 
that we can hope to hold the rival interests here 
together until we have an athletic field. When that 
day arrives we feel sure that this branch of student 

activity will assume a new lease of life which under 
existing conditions is impossible. 

During the past few months the college pond has 
continually given offense to those who are obliged to 
pass by it. The waters have assumed their usual 
spring coffee -colored appearance and a nauseating 
and disgusting odor of decaying organic matter con- 
stantly hovers about it. We think that some change 
should be made during the coming summer and that 
the pond should be cleaned out or some other 
measures taken to obviate the present disagreeable 
features. In plain words the pond Is undoubtedly 
filling up with the sewage of that part of the town 
located in the watershed of the brook which fills this 
reservoir. Under these conditions it hardly seems 
possible that the presence of this body of water In 
close proximity to the college dormitories can be very 
healthful. Certainly from an aesthetic standpoint the 
present "lake" Is In great danger of degenerating 
into a common "mud-hole." The problem as to 
how the existing conditions may be improved is an 



excellent opportunity for some of our embryonic 
engineers to distinguish themselves. 

The Signal notes with disappointment the rela- 
tively small attendance of the students at the recent 
concert of the musical association. Such organiza- 
tions require the same support as the athletic teams 
and will languish unless they do receive a certain 
amount of attention. If we hope ever to attain 
renown for our musical clubs, we must be content to 
allow a gradual development. Certainly the second 
concert of the associated clubs was a vast improve- 
ment over the first one and it seems indeed possible 
that we are to have a revival of the Interest In musi- 
cal affairs which characterized the college In the late 
nineties. We note one unfortunate feature in the 
recent concert. That was the conduct of the glee 
club. The alleged excuse that some of the mem- 
bers were out of town sounds "fishy" and rumor says 
that a radical difference of opinion In certain quarters 
was the cause of the non-appearance of the club. 
Such trivial incidents are childish and cannot but 
reflect unfavorably upon those involved. 

It is now but a few days before the final examina- 
tions will claim the attention of the students. Then 
there will be anxious faces In our midst and the uni- 
versal query will be, "Did you get through? " It is 
a time of vexation and trial. The faithful student, 
who has studied long and industriously, then expects 
to earn his just reward but in the excitement and 
nervousness of the moment he may flunk the final 
and therefore be conditioned in the subject, while his 
less scrupulous neighbor, by bold-faced cribbing, sus- 
tains the bluff which he has been throwing the past 
semester and rides home to glory and honor. We all 
know that this is a real condition and all of us can 
recall examples of both types of men. Until, how- 
ever, the mlllenlum dawns we must rest content with 
the present -taking system as a necessary spur to 
the ambition of the ordinary student. Unjust as the 
system often is it Is no less discriminating than are 
those rather indefinite "fates" which determine 
whether or not one shall achieve success In this 
world. College life is but a reflection of real life and 
we must prepare now for what is later to be forced 
even more strongly upon us, leaving the real merits 

to be settled In another sphere. This is, however, 
a digression. When the finals are over, we shall 
learn that some have fallen by the wayside. For 
them the bell will no longer be daily rung as a sum- 
mons to chapel and dear old Mass'chusetts, with Its 
stately elms and familiar buildings, Its green campus 
and the distant hills beyond, will only remain to them 
as a pleasant memory of things "that might have 
been." But this is an entirely too pessimistic view 
of the situation. Those who are obliged to leave col- 
lege without graduating are only turned aside to new 
lines of activity and to, possibly, lives of greater use- 
fulness in other fields. The untimely end of their 
college career Is but further evidence of that Inexor- 
able law first expounded by the Saviour, nearly twenty 
centuries ago: "The last shall be first and the first 
last : for many are called but few chosen." 

If the farmers of this portion of the Connecticut 
Valley possess the foresight with which we credit 
them, they have already noted the coming of a new 
competitor In the local markets. The Smith agricul- 
tural school at Northampton Is now an assured fact 
and the trustees announce that, as their endowment 
funds must be used economically, they Intend to 
raise and sell crops upon a strictly business basis. 
The work will be done by the students who are to be 
largely poor boys in accordance with the special wish 
of the founder, Oliver Smith. This leads the editor 
of the Amherst Record, a staunch friend of our col - 
lege, to question whether or not this new source of 
production will Injure the farmers and horticulturists 
In this vicinity more than the competition from M. A. 
C. As the Smith school is a private Institution, our 
friends, "the embattled farmers," cannot troop 
before a legislative committee In search of redress. 
Instead they must stand their ground and fight the 
question out by "the survival of the fittest" method. 
In connection with the founding of the new school we 
observe that the authorities are still somewhat in 
doubt as to the line of work which should be taken up. 
Some have suggested that, since the agricultural col- 
lege is so near, It would be better to devote the most 
attention to the mechanic arts. We believe that the 
superintendent has taken the wiser course In begin- 
ning the development of a farm from which an agri- 
cultural school may grow. The field of mechanics Is 



so broad and so specialized that a practical course to 
adequately cover even a small part of the ground can 
not be outlined in one, or yet, two years. It is much 
better t> adapt this work to the conditions as they 
appear in the evolution of the school. As far as the 
course in agriculture at M. A. C. Is concerned it 
cannot be considered of much benefit to that class of 
students for whom the philanthropic Oliver Smith 
endowed this school. While the expenses here are 
relatively small compared with other colleges they are 
large enough to prevent a really "poor" person from 
taking a practical course In agriculture, and for these 
persons the Smith school can offer a grand 

/Uhletic No-ttS- 

M. A. C, 19 ; Boston College, 4. 

Boston college was overwhelmingly defeated by 
the college nine on May 22 at Boston, the score 
being 19 to 4. Only six innings were played but 
that was enough to satisfy the Bostonians. Cobb 
had excellent control, holding his opponents down to 
seven hits, striking out seven and not issiung a pass. 
Finn was hit hard and retired in the favor of Supple 
who fared no better. Boston college played a 
ragged game In the field with eleven errors charged 
against them. 

The score \ — 

Grady, 1., 
Hubbard. I., 
Kennedy, 3, 
Clark, m.. 
Cobb, p., 
Tlrrell, 1, 
French, c, 
Shattuck, 2, 
Wamer. r., 
O'Donnell, s.. 



















A. a. 





McCarthy, r., 



Cox. s.. 




Driscoll, 2, 




Orchard, 3, 






O'Kane, l„ 




Sullivan, c, 






Hogan. 1. 




Finn, p.. 




Flatley, m.. 




Supple, p.. 




Boston College, 

29 7 18 9 11 

12 3 4 5 6 

4 2 14 6 2—19 

10 2 1—4 

Runs— Grady, Hubbard. Kennedy 3. Clark, Cobb, Tlrrell 2, French 2. 
Warner, O.Donne II 3. McCarthy, Sullivan, Hoga 

Home runs — Tlrrell, French. Stolen bases— 

Shattuck 2. Warner, O.Donnell 3. McCarthy, Sullivan, Hogan, Flatley 
Two-base hit— McCarthy 
M. A. C 5, Boston college 2. First base on balls— by Cobb 1 . by Supple 
2, by Finn 4. Struck out— by Cobb 7, by Supple I. Wild pitches— Finn 
2. Time — 2h. Umpire — Anern. 

M. A. C, 2; Colby, 5. 

May 23, the team was defeated by Colby at 
Watervllle, 5 to 2. A home run by Willey with two 
men on bases in the first Inning gave Colby the three 
runs which defeated the M. A. C. team. Willey 
was extremely lucky to connect with the ball 
as Hubbard had him pushed hard, and served 
what looked like a ball but Willey met It squarely 
and circuited the bases with ease. After this inning 
Hubbard kept the Colby boys guessing and allowed 
only three scattered hits. M. A. C. outbatted their 
opponents but were unable to connect when there 
were men on bases. Cobb's playing was a feature 
as he accepted seven chances without a misplay and 
also made two hits one of which scored Grady after 
the latter had doubled. 

The score ; — 


Grady, I., 
Kennedy, r., 
Clark, m , 
Cobb. 3. 
Tlrrell. I. 
French, c. 
Shattuck, 2, 
O'Donnell, >., 
Hubbard, p., 


Trlbou, I.. 
Dwyer, c, 
Craig, 3, 
Coombs, m., 
Willey, I. 
Tilton, 2. 
Shaw, p.. 
Reynold, s.. 
Palmer, r., 






















































Total, 29 6 27 5 2 

Innings 123456789 

M. A. C, 1—2 

Colby, 3 10 1 1—5 

Runs— Dwyer, Craig 2, Willey. Reynolds. Grady. Two-base hit— 
Grady. Three-base hits— Clark. Shattuck. Home run— Willey. Sacri- 
fice hits— Craig. Kennedy. Stolen bases— Grady. Shattuck. First base 
on bails -&«'•' Hubbard 3. First base on errors— Colby I, M. A C, I. 
Struck out— by Shaw 9, by Hubbard 5, Hit by pitched ball— Grady. 
Time— lh, 30m. Umpire— Clark. Attendance— 500. 

U. of M., 3; M. A. C, I. 
Bad errors in the sixth inning caused the team's 
defeat at Orono at the hands of the University of 
Maine, May 24 with a score of 3 to 1. Kennedy 
pitched excellent ball but In the sixth two singles by 
Maine put a man on first and third and in the errors 



which followed three runs were scored. In the 
fourth a wild throw and passed ball allowed our team 
to score. Hall struck out eleven men and only 
allowed two hits. The game was played amid fre- 
quent showers which did not interfere with It. 
The score : — 

M. A. C. 

Grady, I., 
Kennedy, p., 
Clark, m.. 
Cobb. 3, 
Tirre'l, I , 
French, c, 
Shattuck. 2. 
Warner, r., 
O'Donnell. s. 


McDonald, r.. 
Scales, »., 
Burns, 2, 

8ulnt, I., 
hase, m., 
Higgins, 3, 
Mayo, I, 
Blosssom, c.i 
Hall, p., 

M. A, C, 











A. a. 





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3 8 27 9 2 

10 0—1 
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Fi™t^«„n^ ns, u M t y< i 1 2 -. St0 ' en bases- McDonald. Scales, Clark 
k2£X? on . Klls - b y Hill I by Kennedy 2. Struck out-by Ha I I II? by 
Newenham. ** bal| - Blossom - Tlme-lh, 45m y Umpire - 

The boys on their return from Maine told many 
tales of woe concerning the treatment which they 
received in the game at Orono. The trouble seems to 
have been due entirely to the unsportmanslike 
behavior of the Maine coach who made himself 
obnoxious by his remarks on the campus here when 
the two teams played before. None of the players 
have any fault to find with the treatment which 
they received at the hands of the student body of the 
Maine college. It is to be regretted that the conduct 
of one who was virtually an out-sider should thus tend 
to strain the athletic relations which have just been 
established between the two colleges. 

Owing to a typographical mistake in the last issue 
of the Signa an error in the Trinity game which 
should have „een credited to French was given to 

The college nine was defeated on Saturday, June 
2, by Cushing academy at Ashburnham with a score 
of 9 to 8. Errors at critical moments lost the game 
for our team. The score is not available as the 
Signal goes to the press. 

The preliminary programs for the Senior Prom 
will be made out on Monday, June 11,1906. 
Those wishing Prelims will please see W. 0. Taft, 
12 South College. 

— G. W. Searle, ex- '07, spent Memorial Day with 
old friends here. 

— W. F. Chace, '07, spent Memorial Day at his 
home in Middleboro. 

— F. C. Peters, '07, went home on a short vaca- 
tion including Memorial Day. 

—Prof. P. B. Hasbrouck spent the holiday at his 
former home In New York state. 

—A. H. M. Wood, '06, was obliged to go home 
the first of last week on account of business. 

— A. F. Hamburger, ex- '08, who is at present base- 
ball coach of the Stone school nine spent a day here 
last week. 

—Advertisements have appeared in the papers ask- 
ing for contractors' bids on the new botanical labora- 
tory and barn. 

— Prof. F. A. Waugh spoke Sunday evening, May 
27, at the Congregational church, on the subject 
"Fruits and Roots." 

—Prof. S. F. Howard has been entertaining his 
father, the venerable Congregational minister of the 
First church in Wilbraham. 

— H.N. Tucker, '08, who has been absent from 
college several weeks on account of ill health, has 
returned for the rest of the semester. 

—The Young Men's Christian association now 
numbers over 100 members. The college should be 
well represented at Northfield this year. 

—At a recent meeting of the Signal Board, 
Herbert L. White, '08, was elected assistant busi-' 
ness manager in place of M. M. Browne, resigned. 

—The 1906 class-bed in front of South college has 
been planted. It is in the shape of a shield with the 
class numerals running diagonally across it. In 
design it Is quite unique and will attract much atten- 
tion, doubtless, from the commencement guests. 




— A large number of the students attended the 
Amherst-Dartmouth baseball game on last Thursday 
and thereby swelled the demerit list for the following 

— R. Wellington, '06, who has been taking the 
short bee course was stung quite severely and after 
the serious effects were gone, his appearance still 
caused considerable amusement. 

— Memorial Day passed very quietly at college. 
The deserted campus had the appearance of Sunday 
and those who sought amusement had to get outside 
of Amherst for the town itself was very dead. 

— D. P. Miller, '08, and O. L. Clark, '08, have a 
contract to supply Professor Goodale of Harvard uni- 
versity with botanical specimens. They send to 
Cambridge every week 200 specimens each of 8 
different species. 

— Last week the Y. M. C. A. was addressed by 
Professor Brooks. His subject which he made very 
interesting was " Christianity in Japan." The pro- 
fessor is especially well qualified to speak on that sub- 
ject as he has spent several years in the East. 

— The slating of the drill hall has proceeded rapidly 
and will be entirely finished by commencement. The 
new roof improves the appearance of the building and 
the now unused chimneys have been removed. This 
changes the architectural effect quite markedly. 

— The improved appearance is very noticeable 
when the water Is allowed to play from the fountain 
on thfl^campus. It seems as if it should be kept run 
ning until college closes even though the water com- 
pany reaps a harvest of shekels in the meantime. 

— The freshman ball team played the Holyoke high 
team on the campus and were beaten by the score of 
10- 1 . The game was loosely played but as the fresh- 
man battery was on the 'varsity trip and several other 
'varsity men were absent the showing was very fair. 

— The exciting baseball games of last spring 
between different teams in college have not material- 
ized this year. Especially do we recall the game 
played on the day of the visit of the legislature. 
Then there were other contests on the diamond 
between students from the different dormitories and 
great Interest was created not from the scientific ball 
playing but rather from Its eccentric character. Shall 
we see it no more? 

— The seniors presented their minstrel show In Red 
Men's hall last week before an appreciative audience. 
This was their first appearance outside of the college 
and was quite creditable. The plan of giving the show 
again in the drill hall at commencement was given 
up as the entire time is already filled. 

— The Y. M. C. A. desires that those having 
rooms to rent for next year in the immediate vicinity 
of the college notify the committee on rooms, J. O. 
Chapman, '07, chairman. The committee wish to 
know location of rooms, accommodations and prices 
per month in order that they may aid entering fresh- 
man in the fall. 

— Mr. Julius Warren, superintendant of schools of 
Barre and Petersham was in town recently consider- 
ing the establishment of agricultural education in his 
district. He had interviews with several members of 
the college faculty and a member ot the senior class 
will probably receive the appointment but the deal has 
not yet been closed. 

— The Y. M. C. A. service on the 24th was another 
especially good meeting. In spite of the rain Mr. 
Gray came down and gave a fine talk and Mr. Fisher 
sang two solos which were much appreciated. The 
attendance at these meetings has increased very 
greatly. At this meeting in spite of the weather about 
100 persons were present. 

— The first band concert of the season was held 
week before last on the balcony of Draper hall. On 
account of the threatening weather there was not a 
very big audience of the fellows at the hall but the 
music was enjoyed all over college. After the close 
of the program at about 10-30 o'clock the band was 
served refreshments by Mr. Rowe. 

— The greater part of the grading about Wilder 
hall has been completed. There is an unsightly line 
of electric light poles which passes along in front of 
the new building near the county road. These were 
so placed that the electric current would not Injure 
the shade trees along the road but their presence is 
now detrimental to the view from Wilder hall. 

— A. Vincent Osman, Instructor in botany, con- 
ducted an excursion to Mt. Toby, May 26. The 
party, which was composed of freshmen In search of 
botanical specimens, took the morning train to 
Leverett on the Central Vermont road and crossed 








over the mountain to Sunderland. Here they took 
the trolly and returned to Amherst In time for supper. 
A large number of specimens and a general good time 
was reported. 

— The freshman class picture was successfully 
taken on the west steps of the chapel Friday, May 25. 
The whole affair lasted only four minutes and the 
sophomores were entirely unaware of the proceeding 
until it was over. A division of the juniors engaged 
in engineering work gave a class cheer for their 
protegees, the class of 1908, when the photograph 
had been taken. But much of the glory of the event 
is lacking not only on account of the lateness of the 
season but because of the amusing episode connected 
with the former attempt of the class to be photographed. 

— At the preliminary speaking for the freshman 
Burnham prize the following were selected to speak 
on Monday of Commencement week in the final com- 
petition : Paul E. Alger of Somerville, Oscar C. 
Bartlett of Westhampton, Harold P. Crosby of Lenox, 
Harold J. Neale of Worcester, Richard Potter of 
Concord, Owen F. Tralnor of Worcester, Henry W. 
Turner of Trinidad, Cuba, Charles H. White of 
Providence, R. I. ; substitutes, Walter J. Kenney of 
Lowell, John F. O'Donnell of Worcester. The 
judges were Prof. George F. Mills, George N. 
Holcomb and A. Vincent Osmun. 

— On Saturday, June 2. the following sophomores 
competed for the Burnham prize for essay writing : 
J. A. Anderson, K. F. Anderson, Clark, Cobb, 
Daniel, Davenport, A. D. Farrar, C. S. Gillett, 
Miller, Shattuck, Verbeck, Warner, Wellington, 
Wheeler, White, Wright and Miss Turner. Two 
subjects are assigned for this work and in the com- 
petition one is selected by Professor Babson and the 
contestants write on this without reference to notes or 
other helps. The two subjscts for this year were 
" Cotton Mather, a prodigy of learning," and 
"Benjaml Franklin, a representative of American 
practical energy." 

The trustees of the University of Iowa have decided 
to expend $24,000 for land, and to erect a new law 
building, new hospital wings, a woman's dormitory, a 
physics hall, an addition to the engineering building, 
and an hydraulic power plant. 


The following program Is announced for the com- 
ing commencement : 

Sunday, June 17, 10-45 a. m., baccalaureate ser- 
mon at the college chapel by Rev. Herbert F. John- 
son of Boston. Monday, 2 p. m., annual meeting of 
Phi Kappa Phi ; 3-30, Flint prize contest in oratory 
by junior class ; 7, concert by cadet band ; 8, Burn- 
ham prize speaking. Tuesday, 9-30 a. m., annual 
meeting of the trustees; 10-30, annual meeting of 
the alumni In mathematical room; 11-30, meeting 
of the committee on experiment department at the 
office of the Hatch experiment station ; 1-30 p. m., 
class-day exercises; 4, bat tali ion drill ; 6, suppers of 
the various classes; 8 to 10, reception by president 
and trustees; 10, senior promenade in drill hall. 
Wednesday, 10 a. m., graduation exercises, 
announcement of prizes and conferring of degrees, 
commencement address by Prof. L. H. Bailey of 
Cornell university; 12-30 p. m., alumni banquet. 

The presence of two such prominent men at com- 
mencement as the Rev. Mr. Johnson and Prof. L. H. 
Bailey is quite unique and will give added interest to 
the exercises which promise to attract a large number 

of alumni and other guests this year. 



The Western Alumni association of M. A. C. 
held a very enjoyable reunion on May 12 at the Uni- 
versity club, Chicago, 111. 

Those present were C. S. Howe, '78, president of 
the Case school at Cleveland, O. ; L. W. Smith, '93 
and E. M. Wright, '99, both of Manteno, III. ; J. 
B. Bartlett, '97, connected with Wisconsin univer- 
sity at Madison, Wis.; L. A. Nichols '71, A. F. 
Shlverlck '82, J. L. Field '92, A. B. Smith '95, 
H.J. Armstrong '97, P. C. Brooks '01 , and M. H. 
West '03, all of Chicago. 

The following officers were elected to serve during 
the ensuing year : President, A. B. Smith, '95 ; 
vice-president, L. W. Smith, '93 ; secretary and 
treasurer, P. C. Brooks, '01 ; trustees — W. E. 
Stone '82, L. A. Nichols '81, H. J. Armstrong '97, 
J. E. Wilder '82, George M. Miles '75. 

A letter of greeting from Pres. William P. Brooks 
was read and the evening taken up in recalling the 
days spent at old M. A. C. 


A concert was given by the musical association on 
Friday evening, June I . The audience made up in 
enthusiasm and appreciation what it lacked In num- 
bers. The orchestra played in a very creditable man- 
ner,as did the string quartet of which Doctor Stone is 
the leader. The mandolin club called forth well-earned 
applause by Its selections. The glee club was con- 
spicuous by its absence and in Its place W. E. 
Adams played a violin solo and the M. A. C. 
"brass" quartet rendered a selection. Mr. K. E. 
Glllett's cornet solo was excellent. 

Great credit is due to the musical clubs for the 
excellent reputation which they have established this 
spring. As far as the founding of the organization is 
concerned, the present M. A. C. musical association 
is the result of the efforts of two members of the sen- 
ior class, Messrs. Rogers and Tannatt. Whatever 
success the association has achieved In the past or 
will secure in the future Is due to the earnest 
work of these two men during the past few months. 

The program of Friday evening's entertainment was 
as follows : — 



1. Overture. "Pink Hussars," 


2. Schottische, "Always Happy," 

Mandolin Club. 

3. German Folk Song, Von Weber and Donizetti 

String Quartet (Dr. G. E. Stone. Leader.) 

4. "I Would that My Love." Mendelsshon 


5. Violin Solo. W. E. Adams 

6. March, "Gibson," Boehm 

Mandolin Club. 

7. Cornet Solo, "Melody in F." Rubenstein 

K. E Gillett. 

8. Selection, 

M. A. C. Brass quartet. 

9. March, "Happy Heinie." 



For the past few day frequent rumors of an impend- 
ing sophomore banquet have been current. The 
juniors anxious to buoy up the spirits of '09 
endeavored to awaken vague quaklngs among the sec- 
ond year men by subtle hints as to the vengeance of 
the doughty freshmen. But the class of 1909 
proved no exception to their predecessors in the way 

of breaking up a sophomore banquet. In other words 
they kept quietly In the background while the 
expected event transpired. 

Thursday afternoon, May 31, the sophomores 
straggled off with the Hotel Devens at Greenfield as 
their destination. Some went up by trolly through 
the good old towns of Sunderland, South Deerfield 
and Deerfield arriving at about eight o'clock. Not 
a few of the others took the train at 'Hamp and 
made the welkin ring until Greenfield was reached. 
The early part of the evening was spent In getting 
acquainted with Greenfield, but the time passed alto- 
gether too quickly and about nine the class assembled 
In the parlor of the hotel. The old adage, "music 
hath charms," could be appreciated by the manner In 
whlc hour college songs and other familiar tunes 
were rendered. At nine-thirty the class filed Into 
the dining-room where Manager Reed with the 
assistance of his chefs had provided a dainty and 
tempting repast. Before Indulging their hungry 
appetites a picture was taken. As the operator of 
the flash light was unequal to the occasion, one of 
the class quickly and efficiently dispensed with his 
services. The number present at the banquet, forty- 
three, is the largest number ever recorded as attend- 
ing a similar affair in the history of the institution. 

After satisfying the inner man, the tables were 
quickly cleared and President Warner, as toast-mas- 
ter, Introduced the speakers of the evening. Toasts 
were responded to by J. R. Parker, T. A. Barry, H. 
C. Chase, J. A. Anderson, L. C. Cox, R. H. Ver- 
beck and J. E. Hyslop. The speakers were all 
possessed of the enthusiasm of the moment and dis- 
played considerable skill as after-dinner speakers. 
But all good things must end and the second 
banquet of the class of 1908 ended with a singing of 
"Old Mass'chusetts. " The rest of the night passed 
quickly although probably none too rapidly for some 
of the residents of the Devens hotel and the class 
boarded the first morning train on their return to 
Amherst, filled with pleasant visions of the Legislature 
drill which was soon to come. The sophomore ban- 
quet of '08 was over but pleasant memories of It will 
remain as long as the class shall endure. The ban- 
quet committee consisted of Messrs. Gillett, Farley, 
and Cobb of whose efficient work no comment Is 





The committees of the legislature on agriculture, 
education and military visited the college on Friday, 
June 1. Contrary to the usual proceedure they did 
not come direct to Amherst but spent Thursday night 
in Northampton, thus preventing the reception which 
It had been planned to give them In the town hall. 
Friday morning the legislators came over to Amherst 
in a special trolly car and arrived on the campus 
about 8.45. A salute of 17 guns was fired by the 
artillery squad in their honor and then all proceeded 
to the chapel where the usual exercises were held. 
Acting-president Brooks welcomed the committee In 
behalf of the faculty and in a few well-chosen words 
outlined the recent growth of the college and its 
needs. He then called upon Senator Hull of the 
military committee and upon Senator Prouty of the 
committee on agriculture. Both of these gentlemen 
spoke briefly and then the students were dismissed to 
prepare for drill. 

This consisted of battalion parade and review, 
together with Butts' manual and a little battalion 
drill. Then as the stay of the visitors was limited, 
the cadets were excused from further duties and 
members of the faculty with some of the students 
acted as hosts. After a somewhat superficial exam- 
ination of the buildings of the college the visiting 
committees boarded another special car and left for a 
visit to Mount Tom from whence they returned to 
their labors on Beacon Hill. The entire ceremony 
went off well. The town and college looked its pret- 
tiest, the battalion drilled excellently and the weather 
while somewhat sultry was typical of the season. 


On Wednesday, May 30, Prof. Cooley conducted 
a party of twenty-two students to Greenfield where 
they visited some stock farms in that vicinity. They 
left by a special car to Sunderland at 7.25 o'clock, 
arriving in '.menfield at about nine ; there a 
barge drawn by four horses took them to Shelburne 
where the Shorthorn herds of Mr. Geo. W. Taylor 
& Sons and Mr. Geo. Dole were visited. Mr. Geo. 
E. Taylor, M. A. C., '92, conducted the party over 
his farm and showed them his fine herd of Short- 
horns. Both Mr. Taylor and Mr. Dole have some 
fine animals, fit to grace a show ring. 

Late in the afternoon the sheep ranch of the New 
England Farm Stock Co., of which Mr. F. S. Peer 
is president was visited. The ranch, made up of 
what were once abandoned farms, is a large tract 
of land beautifully situated in the hills of Leyden. 
There are very few fences on the farm and the sheep. 
1 100 in number brought from the west this spring, 
are tended by a Scotch shepherd and his two trained 
dogs. These dogs are exceptionally well trained, 
one of them having won fourth prize in the national 
contest In Scotland. The work of the dogs in round- 
ing up the sheep was the feature of the day's trip and 
in itself was well worth going to see. This plan of 
herding sheep in large flocks with shepherd and dogs, 
although not uncommon in the west, is still somewhat 
novel In New England. 

The day was ideal and the trip was most instruct- 
ive and enjoyable. Those beautiful hills of Leyden 
with their deep cut valleys will not be soon forgotten ; 
nor will the genial shepherd and his dogs be 


Within a few weeks the present Senate retires and 
a new delegation will be elected and a few suggestions 
to the new body may be worthy of consideration. 
For several years it has been customary for the fresh- 
man class to obtain class sweaters early in the fall. 
These have been of various colors and designs and the 
result is, we have all kinds of combinations worn 
around college today. Why not establish a fixed 
color and let that color be plain maroon ? It is cer- 
tainly servicable and also one which any son of this 
college should feel proud to wear. 

There are several reasons why such a change is 
desirable. It would strengthen college spirit at the 
sacrifice of class spirit. When one insinuates that 
there is too much class spirit here he is sure to find 
plenty of opposition but such, however, is the belief of 
many. Class spirit is a grand good thing but true 
college spirit should ever be present. Then during 
the winter season many wear sweaters to drill 
especially when Butts' Manual is being practiced in 
the Drill hall. Sweaters of almost every hue are seen 
and the combination is anything but pleasing to the 
eye, however well the drill may be executed. A 
solid mass of maroon would be far more satisfying, 
even to a person who is color blind. 



This idea would not deprive the freshman from 
having colors and displaying them in the form of class 
hats or caps if they saw fit so to do. In many col- 
leges the freshman is trained first in college loyalty 
and the class spirit idea sinks into oblivion. They 
are not allowed class hats or pipes during their first 
year. One prominent New England institution for- 
bids freshmen going around the campus hatless or 
with their hats turned up in front. This training has 
its effect. It turns ail their energies into true college 
loyalty and when they reach their sophomore year 
this spirit has taken such deep root that it is never 
sacrificed for class spirit. Prep, school sweaters are 
debarred also. When a man comes to college he 
should place his prepatory school colors on a shelf 
and not display them as if he was only too glad to 
advertise the school which fitted him for college. 
Let his first semester marks do that. 

The idea that the "M" men would object does not 
seem well founded. Why should they object ? They 
have their letter to designate the team of which they 
are a member and it is doubtful if any are so narrow 
minded as to begrudge a fellow student the right of 
wearing the college colors in the form of a plain 
maroon sweater. Some such regulation by the 
Senate would appeal to the men who have the spirit 
of the college at heart. 


When It was announced that the new botanical 
laboratory would be named Clark hall, it was quite 
frequently asked "Why should this particular name 
be chosen?" Few now connected with the college 
realize how much Colonel Clark did for the institution 
when it was in its infancy, indeed, when it existed 
only as a legislative charter. In addition Mr. Clark 
was a prominent member of the faculty of Amherst 
college and one of the foremost men of Amherst In 
his time. His name should go down in history with 
that of Stockbridge, Hitchcock and Wilder as the 
founders of the college. 

William S. Clark was born at Ashfield in 1826, 
attended Wllliston seminary and graduated from 
Amherst college in the class of 1844. He studied at 
Gottingen and received his Ph. D. from that institu- 
tion. From 1858 to 1867 he was professor of chem- 
istry, botany and zoology at Amherst. He early 

identified himself with local affairs, being the first 
president of the Amherst water company and helping 
organize the gas company. He entered the army at 
the outbreak of the Civil war and reached the rank of 

When the subject of an agricultural college was 
broached he made strenuous efforts to have the Insti- 
tution located in this town and after great opposition 
the act was passed by the General Court. In 1867 
Clark was made professor of horticulture and botany 
and in the same year he succeeded to the presidency 
of the college. With laudable effort he kept the col- 
lege on its feet throughout the tempestuous years 
which followed and alone prevented a shipwreck. He 
secured the passage of the labor fund act which gives 
employment to so many students. In 1879 he 
resigned his office as president. He was a member 
of the Legislature several times, also of the state 
board of agriculture and of various educational socie- 
ties. In 1874 Amherst college conferred the degree 
of LL. D. upon him. He died in 1886. The new 
botanical building will be a fitting and enduring monu- 
ment to the memory of him who, forty years ago, 
laid the foundation of the Massachusetts agricultural 
college as it exists today. 


The Student Conference at Northfeld will open 
this year on Friday, June 22. During the past few 
years the college has been very poorly represented 
there, but It is hoped that this year a large delegation 
will attend. The conference Is a meeting of students 
from all of the eastern states and Canada. Last 
year 131 institutions were represented by 650 men. 
All the larger universities of this section are well 
represented and most of the colleges. Massachusetts 
however has not had enough delegates (five are 
required) during the past few years to be entitled to 
give the college yell. The conference gives those 
attending an opportunity to hear the best speakers in 
this country, as well as a number from abroad, give 
addresses on various religious problems of the day. 
It also gives them a chance to come In contact with 
many of the best men In our colleges, men active in 
the promotion of Christian life and living in their 
various institutions. Meetings are held both morn- 
ing and evening while the afternoons are entirely 

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devoted to athletics. A series of baseball games 
between the colleges, a tennis tournament, golf, swim- 
ming, boating, and a track meet give abundant 
chances for recreation. It is desired that those going 
from the college go to Camp Northfield where tent 
accommodations with table board may be obtained 
for $4 per week, or 75 cents per day. Those think- 
ing of attending should see the officers of the college 
Y. M. C. A. who will gladly talk the matter over 
with them. 

Dfp&r-tmfrvf ^lot?s. 


Prof. F. A. Waugh delivered an Interesting lecture 
on the afternoon of May 28 before members of the 
student body showing natural and artificial means of 
producing fruit from the flower-buds of some of our 
drupaceous trees. The lecture was illustrated by 
lantern-slides loaned by S. W.Fletcher, '96, who has 
done much original work upon this subject. Various 
slides were shown following the progress of develop- 
ment from the bud and flower to the ripened fruit. 
Natural fertilization of the flower, such as self pollert- 
ization and insect fertilization, was clearly shown in 
contrast to artificial means, which sometimes have to 
be employed to produce good results. Mr. Fletcher 
has loaned three more sets of slides which will be 
shown if occasion permits. 

A gasoline engine spraying outfit has arrived, and 
is being set up for demonstration purposes. This 
type of sprayer Is to be thoroughly tried and its 
merits determined. 

Professor Waugh recently spent a few days lectur- 
ing in Pennsylvania, stopping principally at Harrlsburg. 

An appreciation of the conveniences of Wilder 
hall is evinced by the application of several graduated 
classes for headquarters in that building for reunion 
purposes at cc imencement. Among the number is 
the first class o graduate from M. A. C, the class 
of 71, and the last class to graduate, '05. 

Prof. F. A. Waugh has received numerous appli- 
cations for student help during the summer months, 
as well as for graduates. Two men in Landscape 
Gardening are wanted at Chicago, another in the 
same line of work is asked for by the best landscape- 

gardener in New York, and other desirable positions 
are offered to able students. These positions are 
especially desirable in that they offer the student prac- 
tical and technical work along with his more or less 
theoretical college work. 

A party of Mount Hermon people visited college 
Memorial day, inspecting especially the grounds and 
buildings of the Horticultural and Floricultural depart- 
ments under the guidance of Mr. Blake. 

The department has In press a bulletin entitled 
"Market Milk." The aim of the bulletin Is to show 
the conditions governing the production of country 
milk sold for human consumption, as well as its chem- 
ical and bacteriological composition. The Investiga- 
tion was undertaken and completed by P. H. Smith. 
It will be ready for distribution about the middle of 

S. R. Parker who for the past two years has been 
in the employ of this department, sailed from San 
Francisco for Honolulu, May 25th. The trip will 
occupy six days. He will begin at once to familiar- 
ize himself with the work, and will take charge of the 
department of agriculture, July first. While in the 
employ of the Massachusetts station, Mr. Parker 
supervised the yearly tests of some seventy Jersey 
and Guernsey cows, carried out according to the reg- 
ulations of the American Jersey and Guernsey cattle 
clubs. His work In this connection was highly appre- 
ciated. His many friends wish him every success In 
his future occupation. His address is Kamehameha 
Schools, Honolulu, H. T. 

Messrs. Holland and Smith have recently been 
engaged in a study of chemical methods for the Asso- 
ciation of Official Agricultural Chemists. 

The winter and spring collection of concentrated 
feeds have been examined, and the results reported 
to manufacturers and dealers. The station will not 
publish any bulletin on this subject until autumn. 

A. C. Whlttier, Maine '05, who has filled so 
acceptably the position of assistant chemist during 
the past year, has resigned to accept a more lucrative 
position with the Maine Experiment Station. His 
place has been filled by the appointment of L. S. 
Walker, M. A. C. '05. 

In addition to Its regular laboratory and Inspection 



work, the department has carried out several experi- 
ments in animal nutrition during the past year. 
The digestibility of a considerable number of cattle 
feeds has been determined, studies upon the composi- 
tion and nutritive value of molasses have been com- 
pleted, and an Investigation covering a period of four 
months on the effect of different amounts of protein 
upon the yield of milk has been successfully carried 

The department is continually called upon to make 
tests of pure bred dairy cows, and usually has from 
three to five men engaged in this work. J. G. Cook 
'03 and A. C. Gulel are constantly employed, while 
F. G. Helyar, Charles H. Filer and Howard Parsons 
of North Amherst are occupied with this work at 
frequent intervals. 

A. H. Armstong, '07, is conducting some 
interesting experiments on root-maggots. H. M. 
Russell, '06, will be employed by the Gypsy 
Moth Commission, devoting especial attention to 
imported parasites. E. A. Back, '04, will continue 
his work on this subject which has engaged more or 
less of his time since last year. J. N. Summers, 
'07 will remain in Amherst during the long vacation 
and will have charge of the entomological laboratory 



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The class of '7 1 is to have a reunion this com- 
mencement. It is their Intention to have every man 
in the class who is living attend, and a strenuous 
effort to this end Is being made. 

The class of '90 will have a reunion also. Jose 
Herrero of Havana, the man who was formerly 
reported dead, will probably attend. 

'93. — H. F. Staples, M. D., has been elected 
professor of Hygiene at the Cleveland Homeopathic 
Medical college. 

'04. — H. M. White spent a short time in Amherst 

'05. — G. H. Allen has charge of a fifty acre tract 
in Florida, twenty-five of which is in oranges. He 
expects to increase the acreage of oranges and to bud 
over te;; acres to grape-fruit. 

Special Attention given to Athletic Teams, Frater- 
nity and Alumni Banquets. 


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The sooner the young graduate finds the right opportunity 
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of bringing your ability to the attention of employers In all 
parts of the country. Are you familiar with our successful 

We will gladly glre yeu without charge full Information 
concerning desirable positions that will be open in the early 
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'05. — H. D. Crosby of Thompson, Conn., recently 
sent some additional varieties of chrysanthemums to 
the college. He seems to be getting on well and 
is enjoying his work which is along floricultural lines. 

'05. — W. A. Munson visited college recently while 
on his way to New York. 

'05. — A. D. Taylor, who is at Cornell studying for 
an M. S. , in his thesis work has compiled a key to 
the evergreen trees, using the arrangement of leaves 
and buds as a basis. In identifying evergreens this 
key works very satisfactorily. It has as few botanic 
terms as is practicable, and the department here con- 
siders It quite an acquisition, and will make use of it 
in class work. 

'05.— L. S. Walker Is to fill the position of assist- 
ant chemist at the Hatch Experiment station the 
coming year, in the place of A. C. Whlttier who has 

The funds of the college Y.M.C.A. for sending del- 
egates to the Northfleld Student conference are not 
large and any contribution from the alumni will be 
gladly received by the treasurer, J. T. Caruthers,'07. 


Princeton is about to turn the old Nassau hotel 
Into a student dormitory. 

The freshmen at Oberlin have their marks 
inspected during the first semester and a record is sent 
to the principal of the "prep" school from which 
each student came. 

The Greek play "Agamemnon" will be given in 
the stadium next month by the department of classics 
at Harvard. The crude open air theater of the 
ancient Greeks will be imitated as neariy as possible. 

There is an effort on foot to establish in Victoria, 
B. C. a British Columbia university which It is antic- 
ipated will have an endowment of $500,000. A site 
of 20 acres at Jadboro Bay has also been offered as 
a gift. 

Abbott academy Is to have a new $40,000 art 
building. It Is to be of red brick and fire proof and is 
the gift of the late Mrs. John Byers who also left her 
paintings and bronzes as a nucleus for the art 



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AMHERST. MASS., JUNE 18, 1906 

NO. 16 

Published Fortnightly by Students of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. 
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CLINTON KING. 1907. Editor-in-Chief. 

RALPH JEROME WATTS, 1907. Business Manager. 

HERBERT LINWOOD WHITE. 1908. Assistant Business Manager. 
ARTHUR WILLIAM HICGINS, 1907. Alumni Notes. EARLE GOODMAN BARTLETT. 1907, Intercollegiate. 

JOSEPH OTIS CHAPMAN. 1907, College Notes. EDWIN DANIELS PHILBRICK, 1908. Athletics. 

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C. H. White. Pres. Athletic Association, 

M. H. Clark. Jr., Manager. Base- Ball Association, 

R. W. Peakes, Pres. Nineteen Hundred and Eight Indei. 

J. N. Summers, Sec. Fraternity Conference, 

Basket-ball Association, H. T. Pierce. Manager. 

Prof. S. F. Howard. Sec. 
F. A. Cutter. Manager. 
K. E. Gillett. Manager. 
A. T. Hastings, Pres. 

Entered as second-class matter, Poet Office at Amherst. 


Once more the ceaseless march of Time has 
brought us to commencement. Once again our 
grand old college !• crowned with the joy and the 
benevolence of the occasion. Alas, only a day and 
Mass'chusetts will pass into its long midsummer 
sleep. A few hasty grasps of the hand and all too 
scanty words of farewell and we shall be parted to the 
north and the south, the east and the west. When 
we return again to our studies in the fall we shall 
have moved up one notch and the ranks which we 
have vacated will be filled with a motley crowd of 
freshmen whom we must absorb into our midst as 
quickly as possible. As we glance at the front seats 
in chapel, we shall find a new body of seniors gath- 
ered there and 1906 will be only a memory fast 
blending Into the misty past. Members of the class 
of 1906, you who today are fellow-students with us 
but tomorrow will be numbered among the alumni, 
the Signal congratulates you on the successful ter- 

mination of your college career. We, who have 
watched your development since those early days 
when you as faithful sophomores so kindly but firmly 
taught us the ways of the college until the present 
when you are about to ascend the commencement 
stage, are especially well qualified to judge of your 
past and prophesy as to your future. In scholarship 
and athletics you rank well, but you must not depend 
upon past reputations ; the future is before you and 
we rest assured that you will "make good" In the 
business world as you have in this college world. On 
behalf of the three other classes the Sicnal wishes 
you success and happiness throughout life. Once 
more, and yet again, we bid you — "Farewell." 

The annual conflict between the two lower classes, 
a week or so ago, called to the minds of those who 
have the interests of the college most deeply at heart 
many serious thoughts. We have noted a growing 
sentiment which would limit such exhibitions of class 
spirit to the first part of the year. There is excellent 
ground for this move In the argument that college 



spirit would be greatly increased at this time if the 
sophomores and freshmen forgot their animosities. 
But In our estimation such ideas are mere pipe 
dreams. The sophomores and freshmen have since 
time Immemorial used the last few weeks of the 
spring semester to settle old scores before the second 
year men rose to the dignity of juniors. One who 
would stem this tide of custom is sure to be swept 
away before it. Human nature changes slowly and 
the time is still far distant when the turtle dove of 
peace shall be heard in the ranks of the two lower 
classes. There are, however, certain features which 
ought to be eliminated and much of the actual danger 
to life and limb thereby obviated. A talk with a 
recent graduate of another New England college, 
where conditions are much the same as here, has 
strengthened our opinion on this subject. At this 
institution the seniors and juniors allow the lower 
classmen to duck each other In the pond or perform 
similar stunts but when actual fistic encounters are 
threatened the upper classmen Interfere, taking 
especial care that the freshmen shall not gain any 
advantage which would give them, individually or col- 
lectively, "a swelled head." It is evident that any 
measure looking toward the prevention of the battered 
faces and sore limbs which occur now must be insti- 
tuted by upper classmen and the Signal believes that 
they should use all possible means to attain this end. 
But we would be the last to demand the enforcement 
of the antl-hazing act. Indeed, we daresay that, if it 
were not for the salutory presence of the "water 
cure," every freshman class would become so Intol- 
erably Important by commencement as to put the rest 
of the college in the shade. In closing we reiterate 
our stand in this matter— maintain some sort of a 
check on the exuberance of the freshmen but cut out 
the slugging matches, the violent encounters and the 
blackguardism of the present. 

As this Is the last number of the Signal to appear 
during the present college year it is fitting that we 
should briefly survey the history which has been made 
at M. A. C. during the last nine months. It has 
been the custom of editorial writers for the Sicnal 
and Index in reviewing the year to optimistically 
declare that in every incident the college has "pushed 
onward and upward" without much regard as to the 

accuracy of their statements. Realizing that none of 
us are infallible and that every day something hap- 
pens which we ail afterward regret, we still feel justi- 
fied in saying that remarkable progress has been 
made of late toward the ideals for which we are striv- 
ing. At the very first of the year the Senate, in the 
face of considerable mental obliquity on the part of 
the students, abolished the midnight rush and estab- 
lished another contest, equally exciting and far less 
dangerous. During the fall college spirit ran low for 
awhile but later gathered force and reached its height 
in that remarkable burst of enthusiasm which enabled 
the athletic association to recover its equilibrium at 
the cost of a basketball season. Throughout the 
year, and especially during the dull winter months, 
the informals did much to enliven the routine of work 
and the successful prom, of '07 stands out In a blaze 
of glory occurring as It did at the only time of the 
season when there was sleighing in Amherst. The 
election of Mr. K. L. Butterfield to the college presi- 
dency brought great pleasure to all Interested in the 
advancement of the college as did likewise the open- 
ing of Wilder hall and the bountiful appropriation 
conferred upon us by the legislature. The reawaken- 
ing of an Interest In musical affairs was evinced by 
the formation of the associated musical clubs and 
their success speaks well for those who have taken 
part in the work. During the year the college Y. M. 
C A. was thoroughly shaken up and much new life 
enthused into it by the commendable efforts of an 
underclass man. We look for a yet greater develop- 
ment along this line In the future. These are a few 
of the more striking events which have occurred dur- 
ing the passing year, but a deeper and more psycho- 
logical change has come over the student-body. A 
more conservative and tractable spirit has dominated 
in the transactions between the faculty and students 
and the self-constituency and insubordination of for- 
mer years has yielded to a more diplomatic but no 
less independant attitude of the undergraduates In 
their relations with the powers above. In conclusion, 
the Signal desires to express Its appreciation of the 
conscientious services of Doctor Brooks as acting- 
president since the death of President Goodell. This 
work, performed as it has been under the most per- 
plexing and harassing circumstances, reflects credit- 
ably upon his ability as an executive. Having com- 



pleted a hasty survey of the past year, let us hope 
that, during the coming one, these good Influences 
which have developed since the last commencement 
will, in their turn, give birth to better things and that 
our college will steadily advance In honor and pres- 
tige. Certainly if, with our increasing advantages, 
we do not press onward to higher planes, we are 
unworthy of the trust which the commonwealth has 
placed in our hands. 

Owing to "a combination of circumstances" as 
the Boston college manager expressed It, the game 
scheduled with that team on June 9, was cancelled. 
Likewise Williams cancelled the game which was to 
have been played with them on Saturday, June 16. 

/Uhletic Notts- 

Andover, 4; M. A. C. 1, 
Andover academy defeated M. A. C. at baseball 
on June 4, at Andover, the score being 4 to 1. 
Rellly and Merritt for Andover pitched excellently, 
allowing but two hits each. Two singles in the 
fourth inning enabled our team to secure their only 
run. Hubbard started in poorly and his passes and 
singles gave the prep, school a lead which could not 
be overtaken. Shattuck on second played a star 
game for Mass'chusetts. As the team was forced to 
leave early to catch the train only seven innings were 

The score ; — 

College ftot?s- 

M. A. C. 

O'Grady, I, 
Tlrrell, I, 
Clark, m., 
Cobb. 3. 
French, c, 
Shattuck, 2., 
Warner, r., 
O'Donnell, a., 
Hubbard, p., 


B. Reilly. 2. 
Murphy, m., 
Fels, 8„ 
Lanigan, L, 
Daly, r„ 
Clow, r., 
Jones, c. 
Henhessy, c. 
Gunning. I, 
H. Merritt, 3, 
J. Rei'ly, p., 
A. Men Itt, p., 


















M. A.C., 










































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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 

10 0—1 

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IbSST*^ S2& 2 K.. Lan lf an -.. Di ' 1 ? Tlrre " Two-base hlts-B. Reilly 
Murphy. .acrlflce hits-Murphy. A. Merritt. Clark. Stolen bases- Daly 

F rst base on balls— off J. Reilly 
by J. Reilly I . by Merritt 3, by Hubbard 3. 
Ih, 25m. Umpire— Pendleton. 

I . off Hubbard 3. Struck out- 
Passed ball— French. Time— 

— W. C. Tannatt, Jr., "06, spent several days in 
New Haven last week. 

—Professor and Mrs. S. Francis Howard recently 
visited relatives In Wlibraham. 

' — H - T - Pierce, '07, was visited last week by his 
father who spent a few days in Amherst. 

— R. R. Blake, ex- '09, is spending a few days In 
Amherst and expects to stop over commencement. 

— H. L. Knight, '02, of Middletown, Conn., was 
In town last week. He is engaged in graduate work 
at Wesleyan. 

— An Interesting but somewhat deceiving write-up 
concerning O. F. Trainor, '09, appeared in a Wor- 
cester paper recently. 

— The alumni who returned to college for com- 
mencement were enabled to secure reduced rates 
from the railroads entering Amherst. 

—President-elect Butterfield has rented a house 
on Lincoln Avenue. His family will not come to 
Amherst, however, until September. 

— J. R. Kelton, '05, who has been Instructor in 
Alfred university during the past year made a few 
days' visit among his friends here last week. 

—At the last battalion drill In which the seniors 
took part the battalion was formed just north of the 
Drill Hall and a very good picture was taken. 

—A large portion of the plaster celling In the North 
College reading-room fell the other day. Several 
who were reading had narrow escapes from being hit. 

— The new senate for next year was elected last 
week in joint class meeting of 1907 and 1908. '07 
is represented by the same men who served last year, 
namely F. C. Peters, E. G. Bartlett, W. E. Dickin- 
son, and H. T. Pierce. '08 Is to be represented by 
T. L. Warner, J. R. Parker, T. A. Barry, and K. E. 





— The senior class presented the minstrel show In 
the drill hall on this morning, despite the statement 
in our last issue that the performance would not be 
given again. 

— A delegation of non-commissioned officers from 
the junior class will act as ushers during the com- 
mencement exercises. The work is in charge of 
Ordnance-sergeant J. N. Summers. 

—A few of the matches of the tennis tournament 
have been played off and Wilson, '09, and Clark, 
'07, are the winners so far. The finals are to be 
played during commencement week. 

—The registrar Is authority for the statement that 
a very small number of applications for certificates 
have been made so far. This would seem to show 
that the class of 1910 will be very small. 

— Many visitors have been seen of late about col- 
lege. Among those entertaining friends last week 
were :— F. C. Pray, F. H. Kennedy, W. E. Geer, 
A. W. Higgins, Carleton Bates and A. T. Hastings. 
— We call the attention of alumni and other com- 
mencement guests to the fact that a few copies of 
the 1907 Index remain, which can be secured, while 
they last, from the business manager, M. H. Clark, 
Jr., 5 South College. 

—Ernest A. Lincoln, '07, has left town with the 
intention of going to Dartmouth next fall but his 
friends are hopeful that when September, with its 
golden foliage and frosty evenings draws nigh he will 
reconsider his decision and return for his senior year. 

— Professor Babson will leave as soon as college 
closes for Germany. He intends to study for a year 
at Berlin and another at Harvard before assuming 
active work again. The professor leaves a host of 
friends behind him among the students of the college. 

— The business manager of the Signal would 
--spectfully remind the alumni and others who may 
be about college at commencement that there are a 
few subscriptions remaining unpaid. He will be glad 
to liquidate any of these accounts if those owing them 
will come around. 

— A. C. Whittier, who has made many friends 
about college during the past year while acting as 
assistant chemist at the experiment station, left on 
Monday for his home In Maine. He will soon take 

up new duties in a similar position at the Maine sta- 
tion. All acquainted with him are sorry to lose his 
presence and wish him well. 

— The grass In the fields adjacent to the campus 
has been mown and the hay removed so as to 
improve the appearance of the grounds for com- 
mencement. Ornamental Iron posts have taken the 
place of the wooden poles for carrying the wires near 
Wilder Hall. Plants have also been placed on the 
loggia of the latter building, in anticipation of the 
coming alumni reunions there. 

— The following comment from the Boston Tran- 
script, expressing as It does so nearly the same senti- 
ments as an editorial in this Issue, Is interesting. It 
indicates the interest which the most conservative 
and literary newspaper in Boston takes in our college. 
"Although the Massachusetts agricultural college 
could spend to advantage more money than it is likely 
to get, the fact remains that its future never seemed 
brighter. There has been no recurrence of the 
trouble of a year ago. The Institution never before 
had so many students at the close of a year, and at 
the commencement exercises the governor will give 
out the diplomas. Much-needed new buildings will 
soon be constructed. But better than all is the fact 
that the college has secured a head in whom its 
friends have a large measure of confidence. Presi- 
dent Butterfield will assume his new duties the first of 
next month. He Is not an unknown quantity, but a 
progressive enthusiast who is likely to prove an Inspir- 
ation to the classes yet to come." 


The College Senate announces that the pole rush, 
which was established last year in place of the mid- 
night event of former times, is to be discontinued. 
Instead the idea of certain western colleges Is to be 
taken up and a tug-of-war will be arranged between 
the freshmen and sophomore classes. The rope 
used will be stretched across a portion of the college 
pond and the contest will continue until it has all 
accumulated on one side or the other. A fixed 
number of men on each side will participate but the 
exact figures and the minor details of the affair have 
not been ratified by the entire Senate at the time 
when the Signal goes to press. 




Sunday, June 17. 
10.45 a. m. Baccalaureate sermon by the Rev. Herbert S. 
Johnson of Boston, pastor of the Warren Ave- 
nue Baptist church. 

Monday, June 18. 
2 p. m. Annual meeting of the Phi Kappa Phi. 
3.30 p. if, The Flint Prize Oratorical Contest, Junior Class 
The program : — 


Ralph Jerome Watts Littleton 

The Decline of the Turkish Power 

Joseph Otis Chapman, Brewster 

Abraham Lincoln 

Joseph Adelbert Larked, Amherst 

Fixed Stars 


Charles Morton Parker, Newtonville 

William the Silent— the Man for the Crisis 

Wayland Fairbanks Chace Middleboro 


Clinton Kino, Easton 

Oliver Crot.xvell 


7 p. m. Open Air Concert by the Cadet Band. 

8 p. m. The Burnham Prize Speaking, Freshman Class. 

The program : — 

10.30 a. m. 
11.30 a. m. 


Owen Francis Trainor, Worcester 

Grattan's Reply to Mr. Corey 

Henry William Turner Trinidad, Cuba 

Defence of Hofer, the Tyrokse Patriot 

Harold Johnson Neale, Worcester 

The Death of Garfield,— Elaine 

Paul Edgar Alger, Somerville 

Crime Its Own Detector, — Webster 


Charles Howard White, . . . Providence, R. I. 
Agriculture as a Profession, — Brooks 

Richard Potter, Concord 

The Assault on Fort Wagner, — Dickenson 

Oscar Christopher Bartlett, . . Westhampton 
Adttress to the Sons of Liberty,— Hates Student 

Harold Parsons Crosby, Lenox 

Andrt and Hale, — Depew 

Tuesday, June 19. 
9.30 a. m. Annual Meeting of the Trustees, in the office of 
the Hutch Experiment Station. 
Alumni Meeting in the Mathematical Room. 
Meeting of the Committee on Experimental 
Department at the office of the Hatch Experi- 
ment Station. 

1.30 p. m. Class Day Exercises. 

Planting of Class Ivy, Class president C. E. Hood 

Ivv Poem ' A. T. Hastings, Jr. 


Class Oration. \y. C. Tannatt. Jr. 

Class Song. Written by S S. Rogers 

Class Ode, F . D. Wholley 

Campus Oration. p. H. Kennedy 

Pipe Oration. w. 0. Taft 

Hatchet Oration, c. W. Carpenter 

4.00 p. m. Battalion Parade and Drill. 

8.00 p. w. President's Reception. 

10.00 p. m. Senior Promenade. 

Wednesday, June 20. 

10 A. m. Graduation Exercises. 

Commencement Address by Prof. L. H. Bailey of Cornell 

Presentation of Diplomas. 
Announcement of Prizes. 
12.30 p. m. Alumni Banquet. 


The new laboratory for the Massachusetts agricul- 
tural college at Amherst, which will be built this year, 
will fill a need that has long been felt by the college. 
This building will be situated 150 feet south of the 
Stockbrldge house, and will cost about $45,000. It 
will be built of brick, and probably trimmed with 
limestone, and will be two stories high, with an attic. 
The main entrance will be on the west side, and will 
be set off by granite steps. There will also be a 
similar entrance on the east side. The dimensions 
of the building will be 55 by 95 feet. The lower floor 
will be divided by a heavy wall running north and 
south, the eastern half being devoted to experiment 
station work similar to the work now carried on at th* 
east experiment station. Ample room Is provided 
for the work to be carried on by the department of 
pathology and physiology. 

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The western half of this floor will be devoted to a 
large lecture room on the side of the entrance, and a 
museum on the right, which will be used as a recita- 
tion room. The lecture room will be 40 by 33 feet, 
and will accommodate 140 students, the seats being 
arranged in amphitheater style. The windows will 
have light-tight shutters, which can be controlled from 
the professor's desk. The room is similar to the 
lecture room in the physics laboratory of Amherst 
college. The museum will be lined about the walls 
with specimen cases. Near the wall separating the 
two parts of the first floor there is a hallway running 
the length of the building. 

The second floor is devoted to laboratories. They 
are amply provided with light, where individual work 
can be carried on with great facility. The south side 
of this floor, 55 by 70, will be devoted to a conserva- 
tory, where special work in plant physiology can be 
carried on. This floor is provided with five rooms 
for special work. There will be one class room .which 
will be used for seminar work and for special students. 
The attic will consist of two chambers, a study room 
and a bath room to accommodate students who will 
do custodian work. The basement is amply lighted 
and suited for storage. The building will be heated 
from the central heating station, a pipe being run 
from Wilder hall, a distance of about 500 feet, and 
will be supplied with hot and cold water. The build- 
ing will be called Clark hall, in honor of Col. Clark, 
who was the first president of the college, and to 
whom the college owes more than to any other man. 

The plans of the college In reference to the farm 
buildings contemplate rebuilding on the same general 
lines as the old buildings. The storage barn will be 
of the same size, but not quite as high, and with a 
plain gable roof Instead of a gambrel roof. The out- 
side of the building will be covered with cement plas- 
ter. The south wall, that Is, the wall between the 
storage barn and the cattle stables, will be of cement 
block construction. The roof, as well as the roofs of 
the stables and dairy, will be covered with slate. For 
the present but one cattle stable will be built. This 
will take the place of the east wing in the old struc- 
ture. It will be built upon the old foundations, which 
are in nearly perfect condition. The same, by the 
way, Is true of the storage barn. This wing, designed 
primarily for cows, will accommodate 65 animals. 


The walls are to be of cement block construction. 
The stanchions will be of steel, the floors and mangers 
of cement, the ceilings of cement plaster. The in- 
terior will be entirely clear of ledges, angles, etc., 
where dust might lodge, as the idea is to have a sta- 
ble all parts of which can be kept dust free and thor- 
oughly disinfected with the minimum of trouble, In 
order that thoroughly sanitary and — as far as possible 
— bacteria-free milk may be produced. 

The dairy is to be connected by a narrow, thor- 
oughly ventilated passage with the stable. It is de- 
signed simply for handling the farm product, and will 
provide sterilizers for cleansing all dairy apparatus, 
cans, bottles, pails, etc, as well as a separator, aera- 
tor, bottling machine, etc. This dairy building is not 
to be used for the instruction of classes, provision 
for this having been made Immediately after the fire 
In one of the other college buildings. The piggery 
provided for by the bill will be a separate structure at 
some little distance from the main barn. The amount 
appropriated by the Legislature for the farm buildings 
is $25,300, but there is available in addition a bal- 
ance of money received from Insurance amounting to 
about $12,000. 

The contract for the construction of the laboratory 
has been awarded to Allen Brothers of Amherst, their 
bid being $38,762. The bid of G. E. Bosworth of 
Amherst for $25,785 was accepted for the building of 
the college barn. The other bidders on the labora- 
tory contract were E. H. George of Groveland, H. B. 
Cummings company of Ware and A. Fales & Son of 
South Framingham. Mr. Bosworth and Allen Bros, 
were the only bidders on the farm buildings. Allen 
Bros, installed the lighting and heating plant at the 
college five years ago, and Mr. Bosworth had the 
contract for the horticultural building last year. The 
new buildings are to be constructed according to plans 
by Cooper & Bailey of Boston. The contract on the 
farm buildings calls for their completion November 2. 
No time is specified on the laboratory work. — 
Springfield Republican. 

Graduates of Yale who lost their diplomas in the San 
Francisco disaster have received duplicates. In the 
case of those graduating before President Hadley was 
In office, his name has been placed upon the sheep- 
skin with an explanation of the circumstances. 

SEASON OF 1905-1906. 


Football deficit, $498.09 

Printing, 8 25 

Outfitting, Wright & Ditson, 88.08 

Supplies, | 573 

Boston College guarantee, 20.00 

Expenses to Wesleyan, 18.67 

Expenses to Trinity, 19 Q8 

Expenses of Rhode Island Trip, 88.01 

Northampton Com. College guarantee, 3.00 
Cancelation of Wesleyan game as per contract, 20.00 

Cancelation of Cushing Academy game, 10.00 

We notice much the same colleges included as 
usual except that Harvard has been added. We 
sincerely hope that the game will be played as also 
the one with Amherst. The resumption of athletic 
relations between the two colleges of the town will 
reflect creditably upon both Institutions. 

Total Expenditures, 
Total Receipts, 



From taxes, 


Football Association, 

Guarantee from Wesleyan, 

Guarantee from Trinity, 

Guarantee from Newport Naval Reserves, 

Guarantee from Brown, 


$ 89.91 


Respectfully submitted, 

A. T. Hastings, Jr., Manager. 

M. A. Blake, Auditor. 



Manager Clark has practically completed the 
schedule for the next season. At presents it stands 
as follows : — 

Holy Cross at Worcester. 

Dartmouth at Hanover. 

Brown at Providence. 

Harvard, (pending) at Cambridge. 

Wesleyan at Middletown. 

N. H. State at Amherst. 

R. I. State at Amherst. 

Amherst at Amherst. 

Tufts at Medford. 

Springfield T. S. at Springfield, 













It is with considerable interest that we scan the 
list of electives selected by the class of 1908. 
While the senior electives are worthy of some study, 
they are more or less closely correlated with the work 
of the past year and do not call for any especial atten- 
tion. On the other hand the junior electives are the 
first chances which are presented for specialization. 
A hasty examination of the published list reveals the 
fact that the larger number of the class have elected 
agriculture. Last year only three or four took this 
course. About an equal number of '08 men have 
elected biology and landscape gardening. Last year 
a considerable number chose the latter subject and 
only three took biology. Chemistry and horticulture 
have about the same number of adherents this year, 
while mathematics naturally ranks lowest. 

A careful analysis of this shifting which occurs each 
year would doubtless be interesting. We have no 
means of knowing the cause but we are Inclined to 
think that in some cases it has been a case of "fol- 
low the leader. " The element of uncertainty which 
appeared simultaneously with the elective slips lends 
support to this view. Apparently the remarkable 
Interest in horticulture and landscape gardening which 
has been so prominent is beginning to wane and at 
the same time the despised agriculture Is gaining 
prestige. The recent development of the science of 
entomology do ibtless causes the large number of 
otologists to appear. It is very evident that some of 
the departments will be greatly overcrowded when 
the class of 1908 splits up Into its various sections. 
We anticipate that this will cause considerable bother 
until the new botany laboratory Is ready, for that 
department is especially hampered by a lack of 

Land has been purchased and an unused factory 
has been converted into a dormitory for the Smith 
agricultural school at Northampton. 




A ll ey __Engllsh, Horticulture, Entomology. 
Armstrong-Botany, Entomology, Spanish 
Bartlett-Botany, Floriculture, Landscape Gardening 
Caruthers-English, Agriculture, Veterinary. 
Chapman, G. H.-Chemlstry, English, Veterinary. 
Chapman, j. O.-Botany, Landscape Gardening, 

Chace-Botany, Floriculture, Landscape Gardening. 
Clark-Botany, Horticulture, Spanish. 
Cutter-Botany, Floriculture, Landscape Gardening 
Dickinson— Botany, Chemistry, English. 
Eastman-Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary. 
Hartford— Horticulture, Floriculture, German. 
Higgins— Botany, Floriculture, Spanish. 
King— Botany, Entomology, English. 
Lamed— Chemistry, German. 
Livers, Miss-English, Horticulture, Entomology. 
Parker, C. M.— English, Entomology, Horticulture. 
Peters— Botany, English, Floriculture. 
Shaw— Botany, Entomology, Horticulture. 
Summers— Botany, Entomology, Spanish. 
Thompson— Agriculture, Botany, Entomology. 
Walker-Agriculture, Horticulture, Lanascape 

Watklns— Agriculture, Horticulture, Veterinary. 
Watts— Botany, Floriculture, Entomology. 
Wood— Botany, Entomology, Horticulture. 


Alien— Horticulture. 

Anderson, A. J.— Landscape Gardening. 

Anderson, K. F.— Agriculture. 

Bangs— Chemistry. 

Barry— Mathematics. 

Bates— Chemistry. 

Chapman— Chemistry. 

Chase— Landscape Gardening. 

Clark— Agriculture. 

Cobb— Landscape Gardening. 

Coleman— Landscape Gardening. 

Cummings— Landscape Gardening. 

Cutting— Chemistry. 

Daniel— Agriculture. 

Davenport— Agriculture, 

Davis — Agriculture. 

Dolan— Agriculture. 

Eastman— Landscape Gardening. 

Edwards— Agriculture. 

Farrar, A. D.— Biology. 

Farrar, P. W. — Mathematics. 

Flint— Landscape Gardening. 

Gillett, C. S.— Biology. 

Glllett, K. E— Landscape Gardening . 

Gold — Chemistry. 

Gowdey— Biology. 

Hayes— Biology. 

Howe — Horticulture. 

Hyslop— Biology. 

I ngalls— Agriculture. 

J ennison— Biology. 

Jones— Biology. 

Larsen — Horticulture. 

Liang— Biology. 

Miller— Biology. 

Paige — Agriculture. 

Philbrlck— Agriculture. 

Reed— Agriculture. 

Regan— Biology. 

Sawyer — Horticulture. 

Shattuck— Horticulture. 

Thurston— Agriculture . 

Turner, Miss— Horticulture. 

Turner, W. F.— Landscape Gardening. 

Verbeck— Agriculture. 

Waugh — Chemistry. 

Warner — M athemat les . 

Wellington— Landscape Gardening. 

Wheeldon— Mathematics. 

Wheeler— Horticulture. 

White — Landscape Gardening. 

Whiting— Agriculture. 

Whltmarsh— Biology. 

Wright— Agriculture. 

New rulings have been made at Amherst In regard 
to cuts of members of the athletic teams. While 
these are less strict than the old ones, they are stil 
much less liberal than our own. We fancy that 
among the M. A. C. faculty a feeling Is Increasing 
that the athletic teams, or at least the baseball team, 
are absent from too much college work. 















The graduates of the Massachusetts agricultural 
college who are actively engaged in entomology 
work have felt for some time that a larger number o 
Itudent, .Md take ^vantage of the exceptiona 
opportunities for entomological train, 3 -ow offered in 
its Department of Entomology. . to) beheve that 
the demand for well-trained men » M»fe|M« 
than is the supply and that the potion, jm ch may 
be filled by our graduates offer not only an attractive 
remuneration immediately upon graduation but abo a 
Held for scientific work which may soon brin the 
worker no mean position of • mmonce . f^ ^ 
credit upon the institution which prepared him for his 

^he suggestion that the entomologists offer annu- 
; ly two prizes for the best work done by undergraduates 
Lg the entomological course at the college has 
with the unanimous approval of the graduates 
' , g ed in active work. Correspondence has brought 
./many suggestions as to the points which should 
oe considered in determining the award of the pri** 
The effort has been to emphaize those points in the 
training which will be most helpful In preparing a 
man to meet in a satisfactory manner those demands 
which are most likely to come to him in the average 
Held of entomological work. From all the sugges^ 
tions obtainable, a scale of points has been prepared 
which will be used in making the award for the 
Class of 1907. Changes may be made in the scale 
as the necessity or desirability therefor may appear 
but notice of any changes will always be given baton, 
the beginning of the year for which they w,U be m 

'"The entomologists among the alumni hereby 
announce that they will offer annually two prizes the 
first of $20.00 and the second of $10.00, to be 
awarded at commencement, by the professors ,n 
charge of the entomological work, to members of the 
graduating class, in accordance with the following 
scale of points : 

Collection (including Junior work and what may be 
done in Senior year,) g 

Laboratory technique, ^ 

Laboratory notes, 15 

Skill In systematic work, 

Class grade in entomology, 
Aptitude for original work, 
English composition in thes:s work, 
Quality of thesis work, 
General college standing, 






D«p:*rtm?rvf f4ot*s. 

On tti evening of June 5, H. A. Ballou, '95, who 
has been visiting in town lately, gave a lecture on 
the Barbadoes. The lecture was accompanied by 
numerous slides prepared by Prof. Waugh, showing 
the characteristics and customs of the country, and 
its especial relation to agriculture. The lecture was 
one of the most interesting delivered before the stu- 
dent body this year, and it is to be regretted that the 
heavy rainfall kept many away who would 

have attended. 

The Science Club, composed of scientific men of 

both Amherst college and Massachusetts was the 

guest of Prof. Waugh at Wilder Hall on the evening 

of June 11. Prof. Waugh spoke upon Mendel I 

Law of Heredity In its special application to p ant 

,tfe The subject is a deep one and the editor refers 

any one interested to Prof. Waugh for further 


On Tuesday, June 12, the last slides the 
exchange were exhibited before a fair gathering of 
hesudents. Thirty slides of wild flowers in the r 
na ive habitats, most beautifully illustrative of nature a 
"race and profusion, proved one of the most fascinat- 
ing exhibits shown this year. The slides were 
loaned by J. H. McFarlane, a government expert 

C P Halligan then gave a lecture on Native 
Plants after which, another set of slides, loaned by 

ted Apple Culture In Western New York, PmL 
Waugh speaking a f~ words of explana lor .Both 
sets of slides were remarkably good, and attracted 
much favorable comment. 

The Gasoline Sprayer has been « up sr. '; <***> 

stra ted to the various classes It U doing first class 

J work and is entirely satisfactory. A new Hand 

i go 


Sprayer has also arrived, and will be thoroughly 

In connection with the work in spraying, which has 
attracted considerable outside attention, Mr. Welling- 
ton, '06, has made several trips to different places 
to establish and organize spraying operations. In 
this connection, Mr. Wellington visited a large fruit 
grower in Williamsburg, placing his spraying opera- 
tions on a systematic basis. The orchard at the 
Northampton Insane Asylum has also required his 


In the issue of "Gardening" for June 1 , appears 
several articles by Mr. Canning on seasonable topics. 
Some of the topics discussed are "Seasonable Notes 
on Vegetables", "The Red Spider in Cucumber 
Houses", "Celery" and "Vegetables". 

The beds around the plant houses are all set out, 
and present an attractive display. Two beds of par- 
ticular interest are the round ones at either end of 
the lower house. These contain new varieties of the 
geranium, presented by the floriculturist of Gerade 
college. The double red variety in the west bed is 
known as the "John Doyle", and the double pink 
variety in the east bed is called the "Gloricous". 
Both varieties are very free flowering and are con- 
sidered the best in their colors. 


Niel F. Monahan has placed a solution of copper 
sulfate in the college pond which it is expected will 
kill the algae growing there. Tne treatment was 
quite successful when attempted last year. 


In another column will be noticed a somewhat 
cxt«u4ed account of a set of prizes offered to mem- 
bers of the senior class, under certain conditions, by 
the entomologists among the alumni. This will pre- 
sent an additional incentive for good work to students 
of that department and the Signal cannot compliment 
too highly these loyal graduates for their Interest in 
their Alma Mater and its students. Their action had 
set an example which other members of the alumni 
would do well to follow. How inspiring it might be if 

the agriculturists, the landscape gardeners and the 
rest of various branches of science taught here should 
all offer a series of prizes to students in the respective 
courses ! 

In ending the sixteenth volume of the college paper 
we feel called upon to express our regrets that under 
the present editorial management, the alumni column 
of the Signal has not always been as interesting as It 
might. A combination of unfortunate circumstances 
has repeatedly prevented us from realizing our ideals. 
An alumni which supports a paper as well as does 
ours is entitled to much more consideration than has 
ever been shown them. The difficulties in the way 
of collecting notes are however at times almost insur-. 
mountable and we have been forced to get along as 
best we could. During the rest of the present board's 
existence we shall endeavor to increase this column 
both in length and in interest. In so doing we ask 
your co-operation and assistance. 

'82. — E. S. Chandler, pastor Congregational 
church, Mont Clare, Chicago, 111. 

'86. — Willliam A. Eaton, secretary Stevens-Eaton 
Co., 1 Madison Ave., New York city. 

'00.— M. H. Munson, superintendent Cedar Hill 
Farm, New Britain, Conn. 

'01. — Clarence E. Gordon, who is to follow Dr. 
Lull as professor of Zoology, is now in Amherst. 

'02. — C. I. Lewis who has recently accepted a 
position in the Oregon State university as Professor 
of Horticulture, receives his Master's degree from 
Cornell university this year for work in the College of 
Agriculture ; the subject of this thesis being "the 
effects of ether in the commercial forcing of plants." 

'03.— W. E. Allen, Room 27, Boylston Building, 

'03.— S. C. Bacon, 364 W. 23d St., New York 

'03.— W. L. Hood, Normal, Alabama. 

'03.— E. B. Snell, 81 Meadow St., New Haven, 

'03.— W. V. Tower, Puerto Rico Agricultural 
Experiment Station, Mayagues, Puerto Rico. 

'04. — M. A. Blake has a report on horticultural 
matters in a recent number of the Experiment Station 



'04.— George E. O'Hearn, 361 West 23d St., 
New York city. 

'05. — S. B. Haskeil is to take an advanced course 
in Agriculture in the MMnois summer school, where 
Dr. Stone is to utiiver a course of lectures. 

'05. — W. B. hatch, while spending a few days in 
North Amherst, visited college recently. 

'05. — "Dick" Kelton passed a few days around 
college recently. 

'05. — A. D. Taylor who for the past year has been 
upon the instructing staff of the college of Agricul- 
ture at Cornell university receives his Master's degree 
this year for work done in the college ; the subject 
of his thesis being, "A monograph of the propagation 
of Conifers, with a general conspectus of the propaga- 
tion of ornamental trees and shrubs." During the 
coming summer he accepts a position with Townsend 
&. Fleming, landscape architects, Buffalo, N. Y., his 
work to be in Cleveland, O. 



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Commencement at the Rhode Island state college 
took place last week. 

President Angell has served 33 years as head of 
the University of Michigan. 

The honor system was instituted in the June 
examinations of this year at Simmons college. 

Already plans are being made for the celebration 
of the semi-millennium of Leipsic university although 
this does not occur until 1909. 

The college of agriculture of Wisconsin university 
is about to receive two new buildings, devoted to 
agronomy and agricultural engineering. 

A. Shuman, the Boston merchant, has presented 
Tufts college with a bronze bust of the late President 
Capen. It was unveiled recently in Goddard chapel. 

Clarence H. Mackay announces that he will give 
the University of Nevada $50,000 for a new build- 
ing devoted to mining, metallurgy, geology and 

The senior class of the Yale school of forestry is 
spending its Spring term in practical work at Water- 
ville N. H., In charge of H. H. Chapman of the U. 
S. forest service. 





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The University of Pennsylvania will confer the 
degree of doctor of laws upon King Victor Emmanuel 
of Italy. Thus the mad craze of American colleges 
in conferring honorary degrees goes on. 

Charles Francis Adams, a prominent Harvard trus- 
tee, had gone on record against the university system, 
against electives and all such innovations. He 
believes in the small college where each member of 
the faculty knows every student. 

The alumni of the Andover theological seminary 
are convinced that if the school is to continue it must 
removed to some educational center as Boston or 
Cambridge. The president of the trustees, President 
Harris of Amherst, is also in favor of the move. 

Columbia has recently adopted a plan of placing a 
physical education on an even basis with other 
courses. The grading will depend on regularity of 
attendance and conditions will be the same as in any 
study. The course is intended to be one of actual 

The managers of the Franklin fund recently pur- 
chased, for $100,000, the lot at the corner of Berkley 
and Appleton streets in Boston. The proposed 
school endowed by Benjamin Franklin and Andrew 
Carnegie will be conducted after the manner of the 
Cooper Union of New York city. 

Several young ladies who recently graduated from 
a school of domestic science in Chicago should make 
good wives. At graduation they showed exhibits of 
economical and palatable cooking. A breakfast for 
four costing only nineteen cents and a dinner for the 
same number valued at forty cents were features. 

Of the 45 men just elected to the three senior 
societies at Yale, 21 have had athletic records 
either in field play or in administration. This com- 
pares favorably with last year, when 32 men elected 
had athletic records. The change, however, is 
toward social rather than intellectual prominence. 

Ernest W. Brown has received an appointment in 
the mathematical department at Yale. He is said to 
be the first one to receive such an appointment who 
has not been at least a Yale student. Prof. Brown 
now ranks first among mathematicians in developing 
the lunar theory for astronomy and navigation. He 
will begin a new set of tables which It will take a 
number of years to complete. 


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